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De Krans Moscato Red

De Krans Moscato Red

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.

Old low yielding vineyards planted in fertile Gamka sandy loam soils are harvested at the beginning of to mid January.  Grapes are picked at low sugars to ensure maximum fruit flavours and low alcohols.

The grapes are harvested early morning to ensure cool temperatures.  After the grapes are destemmed and crushed and pumped into a separating tank where the juice and skins are
separated.  The juice flows by gravity into a settling tank and is settled out over night.  Clear juice is racked into fermentation tanks the next morning and fermentation is started by adding selected yeast.  The juice is fermented at 14oC until dry, where after dark red Pinotage wine is added to colour and some Muscadel juice to sweeten.  CO2 gas is sparged into the wine for Perlé just before bottling.
Winemaker’s comments
Colour: Blushing light red colour.
Bouquet: Fresh fruit flavours berries and litchi.  Soft ripe prunes and tones of muscat.
Taste: Fresh summer fruits of strawberry, black currents and exotic spice.

Food pairing
Great on its own or served with fresh summer salads, charcuterie or light meals.  Also makes for an interesting pairing with mild curries.

Chemical analysis
Alcohol: 9.62
pH: 3.42
TA: 6.15
RS: 46.56 g/l
Extract: 61.30

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Bottle PricePrice : R 54  

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