60% Shiraz, 20% Grenache and 20% Cinsaut
Exquisite parcels of fruit from Groenekloof and Piekenierskloof were identified for this blend. Exceptional sites and careful selection contribute to this wine.
Harvest commenced on the 12th of March and was completed by the 27th of March. Yields were managed to between 5 – 6 tons per ha.
Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks and underwent a series of punch downs and pump-overs until dry. Further maceration allowed before drawing off and light pressing. This wine spent 17 months in 500 litre French oak barrels of which 20% was 1st fill, 20% 2nd fill and 60% 3rd fill and older.
Winemaker : Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.4
RS : 2.4 g/l
Total Acid : 5.6 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch