IN THE VINEYARD
Wine of Origin : Stellenbosch
Situation : North-Northwest row orientation, high density vine- yard blocks of 5,600 vines per hectare
Altitude : 200 m
Soil Type : Predominantly decomposed granite, with pockets of shale and sandstone
Age of vines : Planted in 2009 and 2010
Trellising : Vertical shoot positioning
Pruning : Cordon
Irrigation : Drip
IN THE CELLAR
The hand-harvested grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks, with pumpovers performed twice daily. The wine was gently pressed and racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation. It was aged for 11 months in 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill 300L French oak barrels.
Intricate aromas and flavors of plum and dark berry fruit, with a rich, plush mouthfeel and soft, refined tannins. It’s juicy enough for solo sipping yet has enough grip to pair with a nice steak.
Jancis Robinson : 16 points
Alc : 14.5% | TA : 5.3g/l | RS : 2.7 g/l | pH : 3.52
Production: 9176 bottles