In The Vineyard
Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region. The Chenin Blanc vineyards were planted in 1962, Grenache Blanc 1994 and Chardonnay in 1998. 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.
Hand harvested middle to end 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 in new and second full 500L French and American oak barrels for 4 months.
Complex with layers of tropical fruit, stone fruit, peach and white pears on the palate with notes of citrus. Well balanced acidity, elegant oak with a long lingering finish.