In The Vineyard
Grapes are predominantly sourced from Fairtrade vineyards in the Swartland region. These 16 to 20 year old vineyards are trellised and grow on red oakleaf soils with gravel underground. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and yields are managed down to below 7 tons per hectare.
Beginning to end of February
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 and the wine is matured for 6 months, using 500L French oak.
This wine has a light brick red color. The nose is that of red berry fruit like strawberries and red cherries with hints of spices like black pepper and cinnamon. The palate is soft, juicy with no hard tannins and good length.