Subtle aromatic flavours of white peach, melon and grapefruit with lemon zest. The palate is fresh with a long mineral finish.
Easy drinking and an ideal wine for all seasons. This wine is a friend to all things from the sea, and also pairs well with pizza and pasta.
APPEARANCE: Pale yellow with a light green hue
13.55 % vol
WINEMAKER: Anthony Kock
TERROIR / SOIL:
The vineyard is situated on the southern slopes of the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch, planted on deep red, decomposed granite soils and farmed under dryland conditions. The soil has a high clay content, producing excellent growth and water availability throughout the growing season.
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
The vineyard was planted in 2014. It is situated around 200m above sea level, and the row direction is northwest/southeast with a predominantly facing southern slope. Due to the altitude, it is exposed to the prevailing southeastern and southwestern winds in the growing season. This helps to cool down the vines during the hottest time of the day and to ensure the quality of the grapes.
Grapes were hand-harvested very early in the morning while the fruit was still cold. At the cellar, skin contact was limited to 4 hours and the free-run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation. The fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 12ºC. After fermentation, the wine spent 7 months on lees to develop the mouthfeel of the wine’s palate.