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The Original Espresso, De Krans Wine

Viticultural Details
2-wire trellis on poor but well-drained soils.  Low yields of less than 8 tons per hectare.

Vitification
Picked at 25.5˚ Balling.  Fortified at 11˚ Balling with unmatured brandy spirit.  18 months maturation in 300 liter barrels, blend of 2 vintages.

Appellation
Calitzdorp

Tasting Notes
This fortified wine is dark and rich in colour, with pleasant aromas of freshly ground coffee and layers of dark fruit.  It has a firm structure and a lingering, aromatic aftertaste.  Serve at room temperature with dessert, or enjoy on its own instead of coffee.

Rating & Awards
This wine was rated 3-½star by the world famous John Platters South African Wine Guide 2014.

Wine Analysis
Type: Fortified wine
Grapes: 50% Tinta Barocca and 50% Touriga Naçional
Alcohol: 19.5%

Volume
375ml per bottle

 
 

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