Grapes are sourced from vineyards which are grown in
the Stellenbosch region. However, from the 2007 vintage,
almost all the fruit comes off Waterford Estate. The average
age of the vineyards is 20 years old, which makes them well
Third year of drought in the Western Cape, becoming very
noticeable in the natural mountain vegetation and low dam
levels. Low winter rains but followed by near perfect growing
conditions, moderate temperatures and lack of heat waves
during harvest. Vineyards remained very healthy and produced
lovely bunches, smaller than usual berries giving great
concentration. Wines are extremely classical in style, with tight
tannin structures and lovely acidities. Reds are going to be
great talking points in the future.
Pairs well with lean red meats, such as venison, as well as
a variety of earthy components.
No new wood is used in the making of this wine. Whole
berry ferments and soft extraction methods by means of only
pump overs which brings out the purity in this wine.