90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay
Mediterranean climate with cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean. Average rainfall of 1100mm per annum.
SOIL TYPE Avalon soils
Constantia, Western Cape
End January 2013
Grapes wine were harvested early during the 2013 vintage, resulting in a dry and crisp base wine with a low alcohol and relatively high acidity.
The base wine was left on the lease for another 10 months before racked and inoculated with champagne yeast and bottled under crown seal in March 2014.
After the first fermentation the base wine spend 10 months maturation in stainless steel tanks on the lease. The second fermentation took place in the bottle and age again for another 19 months of sur lee, each bottle was hand riddled, disgorged and corked.
Alcohol content: 11.5%; Total acidity: 6.9 g/l; pH: 3.19; Residual sugar: 5.4 g/l; Extract: 22.4 g/l