WINEMAKER: Jacques Erasmus
TERROIR: Vineyards are mainly planted along the coastal zone and toward certain inland areas of the Western Cape. The soils are mostly Malmesbury shale and Cape granite.
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Trellised vines with an average age of between 12 and 18 years old. Although the climate is Mediterranean, average temperatures are lowered by coastal breezes. The vines received supplementary irrigation and produced 10 to 14 tonnes per hectare.
Machine-harvesting began early in the morning while it was still cool and grape temperatures were low. We worked reductively and minimised oxidation to protect the flavours in the juice. Grapes were gently pressed and only the best juice fermented in stainless-steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine spent 4 months on lees to bring complexity, before clarification and bottling.
Alc: 13.65 % vol
TA: 6.7 g/L
RS: 4.8 g/L
APPEARANCE: Pale straw in colour with a greenish hue.
Expect vibrant gooseberry, granadilla, and fig with hints of green bell pepper on the nose. The fresh and mouthwatering palate has beautifully balanced acidity.
Enjoy chilled with seared, sustainably caught line-fish, a creamy mushroom pasta or sushi.