Tasting note: Layered hints of freshness and floral aromas extend into well-rounded malva savory peach and fresh pear and pineapple flavors, and a soft, white tannin finish.
Cultivars Chenin 40%, Roussanne 40%, Grenache Blanc 10%, Viognier 8%, Verdelho 2%
Style Southern Rhone style, aromatic, textured, layered
Area of origin Western Cape
ABV 13.5% pH: 3.37 RS: 3.56g/ltr
The grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region, with low yields the norm. Each component was picked and handled separately. The vineyards were harvested in late February with the grapes picked early in the morning to preserve flavour. The bunches were de-stalked prior to crushing.
After a gentle pressing, the free-run juice settled for two days before being racked, and then the wines were cold fermented in stainless steel tanks. Each element was fermented separately. All the wine was left on fine lees before blending, and minimal cellar interference followed before final bottling.
90 Points Cape White Blend Report 2017
90 Points Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
89 Points Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2018
Silver Medal IWSC 2018
90 Points Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2021