Constantia, South Africa
Mediterranean climate with cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean, with an average maximum temperature in summer of 26˚C, and an average night-time low in winter of 8˚C. The long-term average rainfall is 1100mm per year.
Various soils, from red clay and loamy granite soils, duplex soils from sandstone and granite origin, and weathered sandstone ranging from 40 to 160 m above sea level.
Vineyards are trained on vertical shoot position trellis systems. Vineyard actions like pruning, canopy management and harvesting are done by hand. Pest control is done biologically, and soil
health and weed control are managed by a selected mix of winter cover crop.
Mid-February till early-March.
Grapes were handpicked
Grapes were fermented in stainless steel with regular pump overs during fermentation. The different components were aged separately for 12 months in 10% new, 35% 2 nd fill,35% 3 rd fill and 20% 4th fill French oak barrels before blending and bottling.
WINEMAKER : Boela Gerber
ASSISTANT WINEMAKER : Elzanne Bosman
Alcohol content: 14.23%
Total acidity: 5.6 g/l
Residual sugar: 2.5 g/l
Extract: 31.90 g/l