Cold skin maceration was carried out for six hours before the free run juice was left to ferment in stainless steel tanks for three weeks at 12°C. The wine was left on the gross lees where batonnage was applied for a week. It was then racked and left on the fine lees till right before bottling.
The vineyards are found in a variation in meso-climates, exposed hills, and sheltered valleys, with soils from Granite, Sandstone soils and Alluvial soils. Grapes are picked from a selection of these different wards in the Western Cape.
The 2022 season will be remembered for the initial cool weather conditions that made ripening very slow. Phenolic ripeness occurred later and that lead to longer maturation time in the vineyards, creating exciting wines that are full and complex.
Goes well with oysters, seared tuna, pasta with a rich Gorgonzola sauce and quiche.Appellation: Western Cape, South Africa
Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
Harvest Date: February | Vintage: 2022
ALC: 12% | RS: 4.2g/l | pH: 3.67 | TA: 5.55g/l