Drip-irrigation ensures optimal ripening. The vines are planted on south facing slopes in soils consisting of
weathered granite on clay and benefit from the cooling effect of the nearby Atlantic Ocean (False Bay) during the ripening season.
GROWING SEASON AND HARVEST
Yet another dry season with similar amounts of rain than 2016. Mild weather from mid-October through to end January got things off at a steady pace. A couple of cool evenings during flowering resulted in less bunches/crop and unevenness at harvest. Partially through harvesting the white and early red varieties a 70mm thunder storm slowed things down for a week without too big effect on quality. Harvest was completed end March with a 5% overall decrease in yield from previous year.
These perfectly ripe grapes were gently pressed to avoid any harsh phenols. After cold settling, the juice was then racked, fermented at cool temperatures and left on the lees for a couple of months to enhance depth of flavour.
Perfect aperitif and also pairs well with a variety of foods, including seafood dishes like chilli, lime and coriander prawns, or smoked salmon & dill crème fraiche.