Merlot 47% Pinotage 19% Cabernet franc 16% Shiraz 11% Petit Verdot 2% Cabernet Sauvignon 2%
Mediterranean climate with cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean. Average rainfall of 1100mm per annum.
This wine comes from various blocks that vary between 38m and 163m above sea level. All the slopes are south to south east facing.
SOIL TYPE Glenrosa, Clovelly, Avalon, Hutton and Cartref.
Constantia, Western Cape
Mid-Feb to mid-April
Grapes from selected vineyards were fermented separately. Pumpovers are done every 4 hours during fermentation.
The different components are aged separately for 13 months in 28% 1st fill barrels 34% 2nd 15% 3 rd and 23% 4 th fill French oak barrels before carefully blended.
Alcohol content: 14.32%; Total acidity: 6.5 g/l; pH: 3.37; Residual sugar: 1.8 g/l, Total extract 32.1 g/l
WINEMAKER Boela Gerber ASSISTANT WINEMAKER Rudolph Steenkamp