Grown on the warm, lower, north-facing slopes of the Klein Constantia vineyards at 70-100m above sea level. Vines benefit from prevailing cool southerly sea breezes during the summer. Soils comprise of decomposed Table Mountain granite and are not irrigated.
Deep intensity ruby in colour. A distinctly minty nose, characteristic of the Schleip clone. Ripe elderberry fruit and mocha, with complex earthiness on the palate. Well-integrated, firm tannins give the wine an austere structure which will allow further bottle maturation, for a total of 7-10 years.