Slope: Very gently, southerly
Soil: Kalkveld, rocky, chalk-rich
Climate: Moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter
Wind: Cool southeasterly (summer)
Wine of Origin Robertson
Zandvliet Estate, established 1867 / 50ha
Made from a few vines in our Kalkveld Shiraz vineyard. The grape clusters were fully ripened to 28.5° Balling. After destemming the pomace was punched down in 1000ℓ open cask and fortified on the skins with pot distilled brandy spirits.
Barrel aged in old French Oak Barriques.
Alc / Vol: 17,5%
Acidity: 4,8 g/L
Residual sugar: 64,6 g/L
Winemaker: Jacques Cilliers