Origin: Lutville valley,Elands Bay and Bamboes Bay Soil type: Differ from area to area, but mainly Hutton and Clovelly. Elevation: Mainly south, southwest facing and from 600m to 5km from the Atlantic Ocean. Irrigation: Drip. Clones: SB 11 and SB 316 R 99 & R110 : Rootstock Year planted: 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2010 ±3 ha : Size
Grapes of the different areas were picked in the cool of the west coast morning. It was then transported in lug boxes of 18Kg each direct to our winery in Doring Bay harbour. After arrival at the winery the grapes were destemmed and crushed to a drainer
Analysis at harvest: Sugar: 22,1, & 23.8 ˚Balling pH: 3.28 & 3.37 T/A: 8,4 & 7.2 g/l
After a short period of skin contact in the drainer, the juice was drained and the skins pressed. Free run juice and some press fraction were used. Juice were left to settle clear for 24 hrs after it was removed from the lees and inoculated with yeast. Fermentation was done at 13˚C for 14 days. After fermentation the wine was racked off the thick fermentation lees and left on the secondary fermentation lees at 10˚C for 1 month and during this period the lees was stirred up weekly. The wine then went through the processes of finings, protein- and tartrate stabilization before final filtration and bottling.
Analysis at bottling: Alc: 13.5 Vol % R/S: 1.9g/l FSO2: 35 mg/l TSO2:105 mg/l pH: 3.41 T/A: 6.1 g/l V/A: 0.35 g/l
It is recommended to drink this wine within 5years after bottling.