Don’t panic – this bottle does not have a front label.
Background to this wine
Each year I make one experimental wine from a different grape variety, only bottling it if I am happy with the quality. This allows for full artistic/ experimental freedom, with no pressure or expectations.
Colour: Light yellow with a tinge of onion skin
Nose: White peach, green apple and honey melon
Palate: The wine has a lot of fruit with a refreshing lemon and lime
The grapes were sourced from a single vineyard, planted on Cape Hutton soils in the Bottelary region in Stellenbosch.
The grapes were hand harvested from a single vineyard at 22.5 balling and delivered in small lug boxes to the winery where they were refrigerated in a container overnight. The grapes were whole bunch pressed, then cold settled and then racked to shaven barrels where natural fermentation was done. After fermentation the wine stayed on its fine lees for 9 months in barrel for mouth feel and complexity. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation, no protein or cold stabilisation nor filtration were done.
Alcohol vol%: 12.8 %
Residual sugar: 1.8g/l
Total Acidity: 5.8 g/l
Free SO2: 41
The wine was bottled on the 27th of September 2021 and only 3250 bottles were produced.