Grapes are sourced from Robertson
Soil type Chalk / Alluvial
Age of vines 6-31 years
Pruning Spur – 2 bud
Yield 7.8 ton/ha
Harvested in February
The grapes were softly whole-bunch pressed, left to settle overnight and then racked into stainless
steel and barrel for fermentation. Half the grapes were fermented naturally in older, large format French oak barrels while the rest of the juice was inoculated with natural yeast and fermented in new 225l French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. Barrel fermentation and maturation lasted for a total of four months. Partial malolactic fermentation took place in barrel, but was halted before completion in order to retain freshness. Thereafter, the wine was taken to stainless steel tanks,
blended and prepared for bottling in November.
The wine is ready to enjoy now, but will reward patience and age gracefully for the next 2- 5 years.
Award pedigree: 2018: Veritas – Gold