In The Vineyard
Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region. Vineyards are planted in 1973, which makes the vines 42 years old. These vineyards are all bush vines and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 5 tons per hectare.
Second week of March 2015.
Grapes are handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation is initiated with selected yeast strains and is kept under 26°C. Malolactic fermentation is completed in tank. Wine is matured for 12 months in inert 500 liter French Oak barrels.
Lots of juicy red berry, strawberry, earthy and elegant notes of pepper on the palate with hints of cloves, cardamom pod and smokiness. Well balanced with lively fine tannins and an elegant complexity on a long finish