Mediterranean climate with cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean. Average rainfall of 1100mm per annum.
This wine comes from a block that varies around 80m above sea level. The slopes are south to south east facing.
SOIL TYPE Clovelly and Glenrosa
Constantia, Western Cape
Mid-March to mid-April
The grapes were handed picked at ±24.5º Balling and fermented in closed tanks. Pump-overs were done every 4 hour for the first half of fermentation.
Post-fermentation maceration was done for about 4 weeks. The wines were matured for 14 months in 24% in New French Oak, 42% 2nd fill, 30% 3rd fill barrels and 4% 4th fill barrels.
Alcohol content: 14.18%; Total acidity: 6.5 g/l; pH: 3.36; Residual sugar: 1.3. g/l; Extract: 30.1 g/l
WINEMAKER Boela Gerber ASS.WINEMAKER Rudolph Steenkamp