Muscadel 1908


This unique wine is made exclusively from the oldest Muscadel vines in South Africa which were planted in 1908. The vineyard is only a quarter of a hectare and due to its age, the yield is very low, resulting in very concentrated fruit. This wine is truly hand made according to the original family recipe which has been passed down through the generations since 1864.

The grapes are picked at optimum ripeness and after slight crushing taken to open concrete fermentation tanks. Fermentation starts naturally after about 3 days and then it’s fortified with pure wine spirits. The must is then left on the primary lees for 6 months before racking and further tank maturation on the fine lees for another 12 months. This extended maturation is necessary for the marriage of the spirits and the wine. The result is a floral wine with typical raisiny sweetness and intense flavours. This goes so well with rich cheeses or just about any dessert. The beautiful gift packaging makes for a great gift that can be enjoyed for a long time.

Rietvallei Muscadel 1908 2012