With the winter having lower levels of rainfall we knew that the vineyard was going
to be stressed during the springtime but what followed was near-perfect growing
conditions for flowering and berry set. Harvest time was characterised by
moderate temperatures and a distinct lack of heat waves which was ideal for berry
ripening. The vineyards remained very healthy and produced the perfect bunches,
smaller berries than what we usually expect but this gives us great concentration.
Apart from being a warm vintage the wines show good freshness and elegance.
Pairs well with lean red meats, such as venison, as well as a variety of earthy
No new wood is used in the making of this wine. Gentle vinification methods such
as whole berry fermentation and soft extraction methods by means of only pump
overs brings out the purity in this wine.