VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION
Soil types: Bokkeveld Slate, Koffieklip and Gravel
Age and origin of vines: 15 years, Elim ward
Vineyard area 3 ha
Yield per hectare: 7 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Clone: SB316 & dd1
Harvest date: 26 February – 1 March 2017
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 21.5 – 23oB.
Vinification: Sauvignon blanc and semillon vinified separately. Reductive style, cold crushed at 8oC, skin contact for 6 hours, only free run juice used, settle for 2 days at 10oC
Fermentation: 21 days at 12oC with selected yeast strain, sauvignon blanc and semillon blended after 5 months tank maturation.
Lees contact: 4 months, tank bâttonage weekly.
Optimum drinking time: 2 – 5 years after release
Michelangelo Wine Awards ’16: Grand Prix Trophy for Best Scoring Wine – 2015 vintage
Veritas ’16: Silver – 2015 vintage
NWC/Top100 SA’16: 2015 vintage