The grapes were sourced from a south-west facing bush vine vineyard grown in decomposed granite and table mountain sandstone.
These limited release wines demonstrate the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent our finest quality. Groenekloof is situated near Darling on the West Coast and consists of a series of hills running parallel to the ocean which rise to 385 metres above sea level.
The harvest season was characterised by healthy, ideal growing conditions and a cool, though lengthened, harvesting period without rain or prolonged heat. Days were moderate in temperature with cool evenings which resulted in excellent ripening conditions. Harvest commenced on 20th March 2014. Grapes were harvested at 24.6°B with a total acid of 6.4 g/l and a pH of 3.3.
Fermentation initiated in stainless tanks and underwent a series of pump overs until dry. Further maceration allowed before drawing off and light pressing. This wine spent 16 months in French oak barrels ( 500lit) (20 % new, 20% 2nd , 60% 3rd fill and older).
Winemaker : Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Cinsaut
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.4
RS : 2.0 g/l
Total Acid : 6.0 g/l
Appellation : Groenekloof
Winemag Rating – 91/100