Soil: Decomposed granite. Proximity to ocean: 7-15km
Grapes were hand harvested to minimise damage to the berries. Grapes were chilled before bunch sorting
After de-stemming, the berries were hand sorted to remove raisins, pink berries and large berries. Cold soaking preceded temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks and open-top French oak vats. Free run wine was drained to a combination of 1st and 2nd fill French, American and Hungarian oak barrels and matured for 18 months. Barrel selections were made to create this balanced, cool climate Pinotage with great complexity and ageing potential.
John Platter guide 2015 – five stars
Veritas 2015 – Silver
IWSC 2015 – Gold Outstanding