Bubbles & dessert
“I have carefully picked out our dessert wine and our Brut. Our dessert wine is from Thelema Mountain Vineyards where I lived and worked for 8 years. I used to ride my motor bike to the estate and stare at the beautiful vineyards through the gate. It always seemed to be closed – with a sold out sign hanging from the gate. Thelema had a cult following and a reputation as leaders in wine farming business. They never advertised or entered competition, and yet they were in the top 3 wineries in the country every year, along with the prestigious Kanonkop and Vergelegen estates.
Our Brut is from Marklew Family Wines – brand new production and clearly a pride to the farm. Marklew is an amazing boutique winery where they do everything by hand in the perfect old school way.” Mathew
Vin de Hel
Beautiful rich golden colour with very typical Muscat characters on the nose complemented by some undertones of citrus and apricot. Superb mouthfeel with bags of flavour which is backed up with a good balance of acid.
PRICE: 120,00 kr.
Blanc de Blanc NV
Grapes were hand sorted and whole bunch pressed. The juice is gently pressed over a long time. This way low amount of skin tannins are released, to give a clean neutral basewine. Marklew used Chardonnay for the Blanc de Blanc, which was hand picked and vinified from a selection of rows out of a top-performing dry land block of vineyard on the farm.
Hints of citrus, lime. minerality and green apples.
PRICE: 250,00 kr.
Residual Sugar: 5.3 g/l
Total Acidity: 7.0 g/l
Total Production: 250 x 6 cases
Age of Vineyard:
19 years old
5.3 tons per hectare
Alcoholic fermentation was done in tank and kept very cold in order to preserve the wine as we cannot add SO² during the first fermentation. During the winter months the wine is stabilized and prepared for secondary fermentation. Yeast, sugar, nutrients and riddling agent is added before bottling the wine. Bottling go through directly to bottle without filtering and sealed with a crown cap.
During secondary fermentation the rich biscuit and doughy character develops. This will later create the well-known bottle fermented sparkling wine characteristics with hints of citrus, lime. minerality and Green apples.
The Blanc de Blanc is drinking well now, but can be enjoyed 2-4 years after vintage. This wine can be enjoyed on its own at any celebration or with high acidity foods.
Food Pairing: Fish (calamari, salmon), Sushi