Vondeling Sweet Carolyn 2015 - Last 5 bottles
|Style||The mouth-watering sweetness is cut by a tangy acidity, which provides a persistent and refreshing finish.|
|Grape||Muscat de Frontignan 100%|
|Food||Savoury duck liver pate, sweet, spice-laced puddings and traditional soft cheeses.|
|Awards||2017 Platter 4.5 Stars|
Straw wine made from predominantly Muscat de Frontignan and a little old vine Chenin Blanc. Apricot, peach, orange zest and cinnamon on the nose with creamy honey flavours on the palate and fresh acidity.
This wine is made from a single block and much of this wine is quite literally made in the vineyards.
The grapes are hand-picked and chilled over night before they are gently de-stemmed and crushed. But because they are dry, almost no juice is released. In order to extract all the sugar and as much of the juice as possible, the wine is allowed to begin fermentation on the skins before being pressed. This pressed juice is sent directly to barrel to complete its fermentation.
Fermentation stops naturally when the combination of high acidity, increasing alcohol and concentrated sugar finally becomes too much for the yeast and they die. The wine is aged for one year in old French oak before it is bottled and matured before release.
Vondeling Sweet Carolyn 2015
2017 Platter 4.5 Stars
Vondeling Sweet Carolyn 2012
2016 Platter 4.5 Stars
Vondeling Sweet Carolyn 2011
Classic FM Top 6 2014
2014 Michaelangelo Awards – Silver
2014 Veritas Gold
2015 Platter 4.5 Stars