Mediterranean climate with cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean. Average rainfall of 1100mm per annum.
This wine mostly comes from a block that varies between 67m and 95m above sea level. The slopes are south to south east facing.
SOIL TYPE Glenrosa
Constantia, Western Cape
Late February to mid-March
The grapes were picked at 25.0 balling and fermented in stainless steel tanks. During the first half of fermentation the wine was pumped over every 4 hours.
The wine matured for 13 months in 225 litre barrels of which 51% new French oak 26% 2 nd and 23% 3rd fill barrels.
Alcohol content: 14.2%; Total acidity: 6.5 g/l; pH: 3.51; Residual sugar: 2. g/l; Extract: 33.3 g/l