Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Ceres Plateau
Winemaker: Donovan Rall
100% fruit from the unique Ceres Plateau appelation. 2 vineyards, one called “Kliptuin” which translates to “stone garden”. This is the site the first vines were planted on the farm and another called “rivierblok” with more sandy soils. Very long cold winters and cooler than normal ripenng periods causes these grapes up in the mountains to ripen atleast a month or in some years up to 2months later than regions like stellenbosch. winemaking is kept as basic as possible. Grap[es are destemmend and pressed to tank to settle overnight without any additions and then split 50% to tank and the other50% racked to second and third fill french barriques the next day. Spontaneous fermentation can last up to 6 months. Full malolactic if the winein barrel wants to but malolactic is stopped on the tank which is kept as a fresh component. After 10 months on the lees racking and blending of the 2 components take place and the final wine is left anther 2 montsh to stabalize before bottling with minimal filtration.
Stone-fruit and green melon with subtle oak nuances on the nose. The palate is mineral and citrus driven with struck match and nutty lees flavours. A fresh almost limey acidity contributes to the wine’s length and gives balance to the creamy texture of the barrel fermented component.
A great match with oysters, freshly caught line-fish or summer salads.