Michelangelo International 2017Gran D’Or Gold
Platter’s Wine Guide 4 Star
Breedekloof Winemaker 2017 Best Wooded Chenin Bl
Wine of the Month 2017 Ranked 3rd in class
SA Novare Terroir 2017 Area Winner
IWSC 2017 Silver
Rich aroma of dried apricots and ripe citrus complemented by a touch of wood.
This is an elegant, yet complex wine with excellent maturation potential.
The full creamy texture of this wine makes it a great food companion.
In The Vineyard
Mediterranean climate with ± 980mm rainfall per year. The Estate is located in the upper slopes of the Breede River Valley at 240 - 350m
above sea level. Winters are cold with snow until late in Spring. Temperatures during Spring are low resulting in slower ripening. Harvest
usually starts 2 - 3 weeks later than other wine areas. Significant temperature variation with warm days ensures good sugar development
while the drop in temperature at night preserves the balance of natural acids in the grapes. The soil is defined by a major geological fault, the Worcester Fault, which runs through the valley. Hills are composed of weathered sandstone and the valley floor is sedimented by a diversity of
soil parent materials.
About The Harvest
Early morning handpicked from single vineyard.
In The Cellar
The grapes were left on the lees for 60 days for added complexity. A careful approach to wood maturation was followed, and meticulously tried and tested to ensure optimum elegance and mouthfeel. The wine was fermented and matured for 12 months in a combination of French and American 300 litre barrels.