Two vineyards were used, both situated in the South – western part of the Paarl wine region of South Africa. The 2017 vintage was characterised by a warm and dry growing season. Although the low soil-moisture levels led to some stress, the vines were very healthy in terms of diseases and pests, and the grapes ripened easily.
Grapes were partially de-stemmed (66%) and the remainder fermented as whole – bunches. Fermentation took place in open-fermenters. Macerations were relatively short (4 – 6 days) and the resulting wine was transferred to old barrels straight after pressing. Bottling took place after a 10 month maturation period. No additives apart from Sulphur were used
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