60% Chardonnay / 30% Chenin Blanc / 10% Viognier
Western Cape: Stellenbosch, Paardeberg and Swartland areas
TERROIR / SOIL:
Soils: Estcourt, Clovelly and Swartland
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Trellised and bush vines, with an average age of between 16 to 28 years, yielded the grapes for this wine.
Annual rainfall: 800 mm
Average temperature: winter 7-18°C; summer 16-30°C
Grapes were harvested by hand early in morning. After destemming and crushing, they were lightly pressed. Skin contact was limited to 4 hours. The free-run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation. 30% of fermentation took place in 300L and 400L barrels; the balance occurred in stainless steel tanks. The wine matured for 6 months before blending.
Bright straw in colour.
Appealing citrus and white peach aromas supported by floral hints. A full palate with an excellent balance between fruit and oak-derived flavours.
Grilled fish or herb roast chicken.