Vineyards and vines:
Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region. Vineyards are planted in 1962. These vineyards are all bush vines and grow on clay-loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 2 tons per hectare and hand harvested into small lug boxes in March 2017.
100% Muscat de Frontignan
Grapes were handpicked very early in the morning allowing the fruit to retain their natural flavour. After picking the grapes were laid out on drying racks on a bed of straw for two weeks. The whole bunches were then pressed very slowly to release a very concentrated juice. Only the free run juice was used, allowed to settle slightly and inoculated with selected yeast strain for a slow fermentation. The wine matured in used 500L French oak barrels for 12 months.
Total Acid: 6.4 g/l
RS: 191.5 g/l