Hanepoot

Style:
Sweet dessert wine, sometimes fortified.

Description:
Hanepoot was one of the earliest vines planted in the Cape. The origin of its name is uncertain… During the Anglo-Boer War, British soldiers nicknamed it “honeypot”, which may have became “hanepoot” in the local language. It was only in the 1920s that Stellenbosch University professor Abraham Perold proved conclusively that Hanepoot and Muscat d’Alexandrie were one and the same. It is perhaps best known in its fortified form as Jerepigo and Muscadel.

Serve between 8° and 10° C.

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Colour:
Bright and golden

Sensation:

Characteristics:

Aroma:
Litchi, pineapple, melon, honey and raisins

Flavour:
Very sweet and 'grapey'.

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Sweetness Level: 
Natural Sweet