Dessertvin: Waterford Heatherleigh (non-vintage)
The Family Reserve wines are only labeled and released in exceptional vintages. The first release was in 2001 with a natural sweet dessert wine named Heatherleigh. The Family Reserve label originated in 2001 with a natural sweet dessert wine dedicated to Leigh Ord and Heather Arnold and aptly named Heatherleigh. The current dessert wine is a Noble Late Harvest.
Dried apricot and candies citrus primary aromas on nose with a hint of Muscat and vanilla as secondary aromas. Complex flavour profile with a distinct elegance and a drier finish than most “stickies”. Great mouth-feel when served well chilled.
Varietals: Muscat Alexandre, Semillon
Bottling Date: May 2009
Barrel Ageing: French oak, non vintage wine, range from 12 months – 36 months
Fermentation: 50% stainless steel tanks, 50% barrel
Fining: Fine Bentonite prior to bottling
Filtration: Sterile filtration prior to bottling
Alcohol – 13%, Sugar – 90 g/l, TA – 6.5 g/l, VA – 0.80 g/l, pH – 3.70, TSO2 – 180 mg/l, FSO2 – 40ppm