In The Vineyard
Grapes are sourced from Fairtrade certified vineyards predominantly in the Swartland region. These vineyards are trellised and grow on sandy, loam and oak leave soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 8 tons per hectare.
Middle to end February
Grapes were handpicked and Machine 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, 30% of the wine is matured for 12 months in 6 year old 225L barrels, 20% in new 225L French and American oak barrels and 50% in stainless steel tanks with 2g/hl of French and American oak staves.
A medium bodied wine with aromas of ripe blackcurrant, plums and hints of dark chocolate. Well balanced with gentle oak texture.