In The Vineyard
Grapes are sourced from vineyards predominantly in the Piekenierskloof region. These are bush vineyards and grow on koffieklip and sandy loam soils. Vineyards are planted in 1987. Vineyard are meticulously farmed and yields were down to 3 tons per hectare because of a very dry year.
Middle to end of February.
Grapes were handpicked very early in the morning allowing the fruit to retain their natural flavour. Only the free run juice was used, allowed to settle and inoculated with selected yeast strain, fermenting under controlled conditions at 15°C. Wine was fermented in third fill 500L French oak barrels for 4 months.
A wine with fresh citrus aromas with lots of green apple and a herbaceous finish. The wine has a fresh but full and smooth mouth feel with a crisp finish.