Vineyards & Harvest: This mature, prime vineyard is located on the footslopes of the magnificent Helderberg Mountain, facing the ocean, in a South-Westerly and South-Easterly orientation. It consistently produces some of the finest Chenin grapes in the Stellenbosch Region.
The grapes were de-stemmed, gently pressed in a pneumatic bag press, then the juice settled in chilled stainless steel tanks prior to fermentation, partially in small French and American oak Left on the lees for 4 months, with regular battonnage , ultimate freshness was preserved, whilst developing considerable complexity and depth in the wine. Bottled young, after 5 months maturation, the wine retains fruit and aromatic concentration: the exact qualities you'd expect from beautiful old vines.
Tasting Notes: The nose hints at the wonderful elegance of this wine. White petals, citrus crispness, gentle vanilla, spicy cinnamon. The palate unfolds layers of fresh lime, deep, abundant rich fruitiness, and tingling spices -all wrapped in harmonious notes of mellow French oak. In essence, it has immense personality. Aromatic, fresh, intense and fruity; a wonderfully balanced combination of the finer attributes of good Cape Chenin.