Hand harvested, with careful selection. Barrel and tank fermented and left on the lees (9 months’ French oak, 1st – 4 th fill barrels), matured (on secondary lees) for a rounded complexity. A full bodied, well rounded wine with a complex structure.
This wine is a great example of the harmonious balance which can be achieved between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavours, as they combine to form complex, soft flavours with sufficient body to enhance even spicy and full flavoured meals. Flavours bursts with dried apricots, pineapple and a hint of vanilla on the long lasting finish. Can be served with many varied spicy dishes, full flavoured fish or chicken dishes. Ideal with crayfish, prawns. A true benchmark for relaxed enjoyment.
Region : Stellenbosch, Helderberg
Soil : Clovelly – (deep yellow sand).
Mature unirrigated vineyards with controlled yields.
Analysis : Alc 14% by vol TS 6.3 g/l RS 4.1 g/l Ph 3.30
Accolades • Tim Atkin 2018 – 94 points • Best value – Wine Magazine 2008 • Platter’s 2009 – 4 stars and Good Value