Vineyards: Mostly Stellenbosch and some Swartland
Soil: Decomposed granite, gravel and some clayVinification:
All fermented wild and matured in French oak combination of barrique and 400 litre barrels. 25% new. Full malolactic and then blended after 9 months on the fermentation lees without stirring. The wine gets a coarse filtration during bottling.
A blend of mostly Chenin Blanc with Verdelho, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Semillon sourced variously from Stellenbosch, Piekenierskloof and the Swartland. Plenty going on aromatically with notes of hay, citrus, peach and even a little pineapple plus a slight yeasty quality and a touch of reduction. The palate is rich and full-bodied with a creamy texture. Overall, a wine that makes a big impression.
Christian Eedes’ rating: 92/100.