75cl bottle £27.50
12 vineyards. Chenin more dominant this vintage. Semillon has some skin contact. Fine elegant, crisp, tight. Good acidity, focussed, delicious fruit. Stone fruit, grenadilla, really opens up on the finish. Texture firms up on the end. Superb wine 95/100
Grapes from twelve different Swartland vineyards are used (the age of the Chenin blanc vineyard vary from 33 to 49 years and the Sémillon was planted in 1960 and 1972), mostly bush vines and dry land farmed. The blend consists of Chenin blanc(50%), Viognier (20%), Roussanne (12%), Sémillon (10%) Clairette blanche (8%).
The grapes are whole bunch pressed and cold settling is allowed for the juice before racking into barrel for spontaneous fermentation (including malolactic fermentation). The Sémillon is kept on the skins for a few days. The wines agefrom vintage to vintage in old 300 L French barrels.
Total production: 9 065 bottles
RS: 2.6 g/L
Alcohol: 13.0% alc
TA: 5.2 g/L
Yield: 2.0 – 4.5 t/ha
TSO2: 108 mg/L