The vineyard is 2 hectare’s of bush vines on a granitic ridge high on the estate. It faces completely south and is a great vantage point to look over the town of Stellenbosch and beyond to the atlantic ocean.
The vines are 17 years old and yield between 4 and 5 tons per hectare.
The grapes are hand harvested and then sorted in the cellar.
A portion is fermented in 500 litre open top oak barrels and a portion in tank. The wine is fermented wild until dry and then drained off the skins.
Maturation takes place in 225 litre French oak barriques for 20 months. 30% new oak is used with the remainder made up of second and third fill barriques.
Tasting Notes & Analysis
Colour: Ruby Red
Nose: Floral notes of violets and fresh rasberries with earthy undertones.
Palate: Light, fresh and fruit driven with earthy undertones bringing a savoury element.
The wine will mature for 5 to 10 years.
Enjoy with venison or dishes with a bit of spice.
14.0% Alc.; 2.40 g/l R.S.; 5.4 g/L TA; 0.76 g/L VA; 32 mg/L FSO