Mediterranean climate with cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean. Average rainfall of 1100mm per annum.
This wine comes from various blocks that vary between 39m and 160m above sea level. All the slopes are south to south east facing.
SOIL TYPE Glenrosa and Cartref
Constantia, Western Cape
Mid-February till early-March
Grapes were harvested in at 26º Balling and fermented on the skins till dry with 4 pump overs a day for maximum extraction.
The wine then spent 14 months in 43% new French oak barrels, 23% in 2 nd and 31% 3 rd and 3% 4th fill barrels.
Alcohol content: 14.37%; Total acidity: 5.7 g/l; pH3.52: ; Residual sugar: 2.8 g/l; Extract: 32.9 g/l
WINEMAKER Boela Gerber ASSISTANT WINEMAKER Rudolph Steenkamp