The grapes were sourced from a 16-year-old Swartland single vineyard on schist soil. The crop was reduced to one bunch per shoot to enhance the quality of the grapes, which were handpicked at 22 degrees Balling. The fynbos surrounding the vineyard had a strong influence on the wine’s flavour profile.
This complex wine is a true reflection of the Swartland area’s distinctive combination of schist soils and indigenous Cape fynbos. The palate is laden with fynbos herbs, thyme, buchu and white pepper. Violets, black olives and blueberry flavours lend complexity and lead to a long, satisfying finish.
The wine’s herby notes make it the perfect accompaniment to fire-grilled meat, marinated in olive oil, lemon juice and rosemary, and served with a red wine sauce. Ready to be enjoyed right now, but will age well for another 10 years.
Alc. 12.89% pH. 3.92
TA. 6.1 g/l RS. 2.9 g/l