Allesverloren, situated on the south-eastern slopes of the Kasteelberg near Riebeek West, is the oldest estate in the Swartland Wine of Origin district and is renowned for its red wines and Fine Old Vintage. The farm, which dates back to 1704, began producing wine exactly one century later. In 1872 Allesverloren was acquired by Daniel Francois Malan and has remained in the Malan family for five generations.
Current owner Danie Malan and his late father, Fanie, were among the wine pioneers of the Swartland, ably demonstrating the outstanding wine growing potential of what was once considered the breadbasket of the Cape.
The grapes for the utterly delicious Allesverloren Single Vineyards Block 51 Red Muscadel 2019 from Danie’s one-hectare single vineyard planted to Red Muscadel grapes, the unctuous juices of which are fortified by a quality grape spirit which undertows the fabulous aromatic sweetness. The vineyard is of trellised and drip irrigated vines grown at the foot of the Kasteelberg mountain, profit from its shadow which ameliorates a typical hot Swartland day. Once in the cellar, destalked and crushed by Danie and his team the grapes lay in open fermenters with regular pump overs which allows maximum extraction prior to fortification by the use of quality grape spirits. The wine is then prepared for bottling.
From a traditional Fortified Wine bottle, closed with natural cork. The label is elegant simple Allesverloren. In the glass, the wine is rich and red, somewhat like Cranberry juice. The aromas are of these fabulous Muscat, one of the few wines which taste like the grape from which it is made. Rich on the palate which has an enchanting line of fruit acidity running through from entry to the long, lingering perfect in harmony, aftertaste. Fabulous fresh, grapey wine. Ready for drinking now.
Chilled, the Allesverloren Single Vineyards Block 51 Red Muscadel 2019 makes a great companion to a slice of rich cake in the afternoon and to cheese. Especially a cheese like the Dalewood Fromage Boland, serve on slices of crunchy baguette.
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