Soil type Clovelly / Sterkspruit
Trellising Elongated Perold
Age of vines 26 and 13 years
Pruning Box pruning
Yield 11.3 ton/ha
Rootstock 101 – 114 MGT
Harvested in March, the grapes were harvested at a sugar level of 24°B.
The grapes are then crushed into stainless steel fermentation tanks where they fermented at 27°C for approximately 15 days. The juice was inoculated with a yeast strain selected for the development of the natural characters in the Nebbiolo grape. Two pump-overs were done per day to extract colour and tannin. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel and thereafter matured in 500L barrels with 20% first fill, 10% second fill, 20% third fill, 25% fourth fill and 25% fifth fill French oak barrels for 16 months. Bottled in October.
Residual sugar 3.3g / litre
Total acid 5.6g / litre
The wine shows beautiful fruit and floral characters in youth, but will develop well over the next 7 to 10 years and will greatly reward those who resist it’s youthful charm.
Award pedigree: 2015 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2019: 4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2017: 93 points