From a 44 year old parcel of sustainably and dry farmed bush vines planted in the decomposed Granite soils of the Paardeberg. This is our highest altitude Granite soil vineyard on the Paardeberg from which we expect our most elevated perceived freshness, flintiness and blossom like perfume This contributes towards linear ageing, due
to the decomposed soils allowing for the deepest root formation, and therefore the fullest and coolest vineyard canopy of all our sites
Natural fermentation in oak barrels then left in barrels, on its lees, until spring, during which time malolactic fermentation has completed. The barrels are racked and blended just before the following vintage and bottled unfiltered.
11 months in 3rd and 4th fill French oak 500L barrels.
The cooler evenings of the 2020 growing season, worked in unison with the GRANITE soils to further express the tight long flinty notes of citrus blossom, fynbos and yellow grapefruit, whilst the warm days lead to even ripening bunches, protected by the shade of its leaves growing on these reflective soils. As to be expected from its GRANITE soils, this wine will have a long, slow linear progression as it opens up and this will be mirrored in its great age ability and will provide the most drinking pleasure if decanted.
Technical Details at Bottling
Alcohol 13.5% – RS 1.9 g/l – TA 6.0 g/l – pH 3.4