The grapes were all selected from Vergelegen’s Stonepine, Rooiland & Rondekop vineyards, planted on the north to north-westerly slopes.
Row direction east to west Pinedene, Hutton & Clovelly soil forms (all Oxidic group)
Grapes were hand-picked and de-stemmed but not crushed. The de-stemmed grapes were cooled to 8°C and ‘cold soaked’ for 168 hours. Fermentation took place at 25°C followed by a 42 day maceration on the skins. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine went into 100% new French oak barrels for 16 months.
Serve with grilled meat or mildly spiced lamb curry.
Drink now or over the next 5 years.
Alcohol – 14.5% RS – 2.3g/l PH – 3.55 TA – 6