Terroir: Based in the Helderberg area of Stellenbosch with views of False Bay, the 40 hectare red wine property is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Proximity to sea provides a specific microclimate that, together with the old ferricrete soils, produces rich and focused wines.
Conditions leading up to the growing season followed by a consistently warm summer ensured even ripening. The hot and dry conditions meant smaller berries with good concentration.
Vinification: The grapes were hand picked in small crates in theearly hours of the morning, ensuring cool grapes arrived in the cellar. Sorting happened both beforeand after destemming. Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tronconic tanks. Gentle punchdowns by hand, pump-overs and ten days of post fermentation maceration enable a soft extraction of color and tannins. Matured in combination of 20% new French Oak 400 litre barrels and stainless steel.
Aromas of red cherries and dark fruit give way to a light oak spice. Gentle and smooth upon entry, the palate is medium to full bodied with well structured tannins.
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