The grapes were sourced from two 35 to 40 year old bush vine vineyard from Stellenbosch yielding about 3 tons per hectare. Winemaking The grapes were hand harvested between 22.5 and 23 balling and delivered in small lug boxes to the cellar where they were stored overnight in a cold container. The grapes were whole bunch pressed, then cold settled and racked into untoasted barrels. 100% was naturally fermented in barrel and after fermentation the wine stayed on its fine lees for 9 months, no malolactic fermentation and no filtration was done.
Alcohol vol%: 13.5%
Residual sugar: 1.8g/l
Total Acidity: 6.2 g/l
Free SO2 29
Total SO2 126
‘Light yellow colour with a tinge of green. Lemon biscuit, vanilla pod spice and dusty yellow apples, aniseed and pineapple confit on the nose. On the palate, the wine has a lots of fruit with natural acid and a long lingering finish.’
Carsten Migliarina, Winemaker
Focused Chenin and lovely creamy texture and fine acidity. Fruit and acid in beautiful balance. Punchy but no hurry to drink! GV (Good Value). Drink 2022 – 2026. 16.5/20.
Jancis Robinson OBE, MW – JancisRobinson.com