In The Vineyard
Grapes are sourced from Fairtrade certified vineyards predominantly in the Swartland region. These vineyards are trellised and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 6 tons per hectare.
Middle to end February.
Grapes were 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, 80% of the wine is matured ifor 12 months in 6 year old 225L barrels and 20% in new 225L French and American oak barrels.
Medium to full bodied with lots of juicy ripe plums and black cherries on the palate with aromas of spice and freshly cracked black pepper. Well balanced oak and elegant tannin structure on the aftertaste.