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De Krans Muscat de Frontignan

De Krans Muscat de Frontignan

Winemaker: Louis van der Riet
Appellation: Calitzdorp
Grape varietal: Muscat de Frontignan
De Krans Wine Cellar is situated along the upper reaches of the picturesque Gamka River Valley near Calitzdorp. The history of the farm dates back to 1890 when the current owners’ great grandfather bought part of the first farm established in Calitzdorp, named Buffelsvallei (“Buffalo valley”) on the edge of the municipal boundary of Calitzdorp.
The first grapes were planted in 1936 mainly for the production of raisins and some sweet wine. In 1964 the present cellar was built and De Krans quickly became well-known for quality ports and Muscat sweet wines, as well as dry table wines.
The current owners and winemaker now take advantage of the unique Calitzdorp terroir to produce great quality Cape ports and table wines from a whole range of interesting grape varieties.

The grapes were sourced from trellised vineyards, planted in 1976, in alluvial Gamka river bed soil, approximately 225m above sea level. These low-yielding vines bearing only six ton/ha provide extreme concentrated fruit.  The grapes are hand harvested early in the morning at the end of February at very high sugar levels.

The bunches are sorted before being destemmed and crushed in open tanks overnight. During this time the skins and juice are continuously mixed to extract maximum flavors.  The skins are then pressed and the juice fortified.

Winemaker’s comments
Colour: Lush golden colour with a slight green tint.

Bouquet: Full Muscat flavours complemented by an Abundance of fresh ripe fruits of peach, litchis and spring blossoms.
Taste: Syrupy sweet fresh soft fruits and Muscat flavours fill the palate as the wine explodes in your mouth with beautiful balance and integrated acidity and alcohol.

Food pairing
Excellent enjoyed on its own or with desserts, nuts and dried fruit.

Chemical analysis
Alcohol: 16.18
pH: 3.5
TA: 4.36
RS: 230.4 g/l
Extract: 245.5


Platter Guide ‘14,’15, ‘16: 4.5 Stars
Gold medal: Veritas: ‘08, ‘09, ‘11
Michelangelo 2012: Gold
SA Champion Muscadel: 2011

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Bottle PricePrice : R 80.00  
Case Price of 6Price : R 480.00  

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