The grapes were cold soaked for a day. After traditional skin fermentation, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
The vineyards lie in deep red soils ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines.
Bud break were 5 to 7 days later compared to the 2020 vintage, giving rise to later flowering and a late start to the 2021 season. Rain and cold weather conditions at the beginning of November had a very positive effect on set and was a contributing factor to a better 2021 season. The cool summer conditions gave the 2021 season a start with a slow ripening period and grapes reached phenolic ripeness 3- 4 weeks later. These factors contribute to more fruit intensity and higher acidity levels.
The perfect match for game fish, game birds or venison, as well as grilled beef and strong, hard cheese.Appellation: Western Cape, South Africa
Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Harvest Date: February - March | Vintage: 2021
ALC: 14% | RS: 5.18g/l | pH: 3.56 | TA: 5.34g/l