Slope: Very gentle, southerly
Soil: Enon formation – conglomerate of pebbles, limestone & clay
Climate: Moderate summer with low night temperatures; cold snow capped mountains in the winter
Wind: Southeasterly in summer; Northwesterly in winter
Wine of Origin Robertson
Zandvliet Estate, established 1867 / 50ha
Crush cold-soaked at 10°C for 3 days, fermented at 25 – 30°C. Malolactic fermentation at 18°C, decanted into new barrels.
30 months in 225ℓ new 30% Mendocino (American) oak barrels.
Alc / Vol: 13,5%
Acidity: 5,3 g/L
Residual sugar: 3,3 g/L
Winemaker: Jacques Cilliers