100% Pinot Noir
In The Vineyard
Selected from 3 clones of Pinot Noir with an average age of 21 years old, situated on loamy gravel topsoil with clay sub-soil.The vineyards are located at the highest point on the Estate (85-120m) with South facing aspect to benefit from the cool, maritime breeze from False Bay. 30% vendage vert (green harvesting cluster removal) at 60% veraison to ensure concentration and even ripening.
About The Harvest
Grapes handpicked and selected in the coolness of morning before partial de-stemming and crushing.
In The Cellar
About 20% whole bunch ere used in the fermentation in small stainless steel cuvees with regular pigeage for gentle extraction. Partial un-innoculated fermentation before pressing directly into French oak tight grained Hogsheads for malo-lactic fermentation. After racking, the wine was matured in 50% new Allier Hogsheads and 50% second fill Hogsheads for 11 months before bottling.
Up to 2023, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.
White and red meats, duck, Parma ham, grilled line fish, tuna, wild mushrooms and traditional cheeses. Ideally served at 16° – 18°C