Du Toitskloof Hanepoot Jerepigo
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Shawn Thomson, Chris Geldenhuys & Willie Stofberg
Main Variety : Muscat dAlexandrie
Alcohol : 15.6 %vol
pH : 3.42
RS : 210 g/l
Total Acid : 4.8 g/l
SO2 : 128 mg/l
Appellation : Western Cape
Characteristics
Type : Fortified
Style : Sweet
Taste : Fruity


Tasting Notes

Shimmering, brassy gold with lime-green specks. Concentrated mass of crystallised and citrus fruit, intriguing botrytis hints, turning to chocolate orange liqueur on a silky palate. Exceptionally long, fruity aftertaste.

Ageing Potential

Enjoy now or drink within 50 years of bottling.

Blend Information
100% Muscat d'Alexandrie
Food Suggestions

Ideal with all desserts especially ice cream, baked puddings or as an after-dinner drink.

In The Vineyard

The Muscat d'Alexandrie vineyards providing the grapes for this award-winning Hanepoot Jerepigo contain only bush vines. This cultivar prefers rich alluvial soils known for their high water-retention capabilities. The vineyards yielded six to eight tons per hectare.

About The Harvest

The Hanepoot grapes were harvested when very ripe (32° Balling) and some berries had already turned raisiny. These imparted a wonderful honey flavour to the wine.

In The Cellar

The grapes were crushed and destemmed, then pumped to rotor tanks and cooled to 10° to 12° C to extend skin contact for as long as possible. The tanks were rotated as frequently as possible to extract more sugar and botrytis character from the berries. The sugar level was tested three times per day to ensure the grapes did not ferment more than 1° Balling. Fermentation was stopped by adding wine spirits to the juice. It was then stabilised and filtered before bottling.


Other Vintages
Du Toitskloof Hanepoot Jerepigo 2013 Shawn Thomson, Chris Geldenhuys & Willie Stofberg Muscat dAlexandrie
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Du Toitskloof Hanepoot Jerepigo 2011 Shawn Thomson & Chris Geldenhuys Muscat dAlexandrie
Du Toitskloof Hanepoot Jerepigo 2010 Shawn Thomson, Chris Geldenhuys & Derrick Cupido Muscat dAlexandrie
Du Toitskloof Hanepoot Jerepigo 2009 Shawn Thompson; Chris Geldenhuys & Derrick Cupido Muscat dAlexandrie
Du Toitskloof Hanepoot Jerepigo 2008 Philip Jordaan & Shawn Thompson Muscat dAlexandrie
Du Toitskloof Hanepoot Jerepigo 2007 Philip Jordaan & Shawn Thompson Muscat de Frontignan
Du Toitskloof Hanepoot Jerepigo 2006 Philip Jordaan & Shawn Thompson Muscat dAlexandrie
Du Toitskloof Hanepoot Jerepigo 2003 Philip Jordaan & Shawn Thompson Muscat dAlexandrie
Du Toitskloof Hanepoot Jerepigo 2001 Philip Jordaan & Shawn Thompson Muscat dAlexandrie
Du Toitskloof Hanepoot Jerepigo Shawn Thomson, Chris Geldenhuys & Willie Stofberg Muscat dAlexandrie

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