Vineyards and vines:
Made from grapes sourced from a very old dryland vineyard in the Piekenierskloof region planted in 1965. The main objective was to let this interesting fruit source speak for itself and show its typicity and specific character, ancient bush vines with a great view!
The result? A tribute to the age and concentration of the vines, the low yield and the non-intrusive way of creating this wine.
Vinification and Maturation:
The wine was made naturally with completely spontaneous fermentation after extended soaking on skins and stalks before pressing, in barrels, straight on to malolactic fermentation and then only racked and a tiny addition of SO2. Back into beautiful old, natural 400L French barrels (6-10 years old) for a 5 month rest and natural clarification, then bottled unfiltered and unfined to comply with the “natural” rules and laws.
Only 8 barrels produced.
A tight, bright, mineral wine with texture and mouthfeel and a hint of phenolic structure, a soft acidity and a pear drop intensity. Crafted to age and gain complexity in the bottle.
TA: 5,5 g/l
RS: 4,0 g/l