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 18 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: Deep Ruby
Nose: Cassis, Black cherries, raspberries, red pepper and cinnamon.
Palate: Bright and juicy with a delicate acidity and soft tannin. Long, lightly savoury finish.
The wine will mature for 5 to 10 years.
Enjoy with venison or dishes with a bit of spice.
14.4% Alc.; 1.30 g/l R.S.; 4.9 g/L TA; 0.73 g/L VA; 34 mg/L FSO