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Amber Forever 2014

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Muratie’s Amber was first produced by George Paul Canitz in the 1940’s. The name Amber originated from both the colour of the product as well as the novel Forever Amber written by Kathleen Winsor in the 1940’s. This novel is the story of a high class girl who kept some of the British upper class gentleman happy and content in the 1940’s! Hence the quote by Canitz “To happy days and glorious nights, Forever Amber”.

True to tradition, our Amber is made from Hanepoot grapes (Muscat d’Alexandrie) harvested at 25° balling and fortified with grape spirits at the critical time in order to assure us enough residual sugar left. This fortified wine is made primarily for its loyal followers.

‘Heady, sweet and luscious’ are all words which spring to mind when first coming into contact with this wine. Aromas of sweet sun-ripened grapes, musk perfume, rose petals and hints of litchis give way to a gently-sweet mouthful of golden raisins, fynbos honey, exotic earthy notes all offset by a crisp acidity which keeps the sweetness in check. Wonderful balance of alcohol with fruit intensity leads through to a long sweet finish of poached pears and perfumed peaches. A sure-fire winner with salty blue cheeses or a Poire Belle Helene.

Analysis

Alcohol:15.00%
Total acid:4.8 g/l
pH:3.87
Residual sugar:99.8 g/l

Download tasting notes here.

Season Hours: Cellar

24th of December we close at 14h00
Cellar is CLOSED on Christmas Day
31st of December we close at 14h00
Cellar is CLOSED on New Year's Day

Tasting Hours

Monday to Friday: 10h00 to 17h00
Saturday: 10h00 to 17h00
Sunday: 10h00 to 17h00

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