Climate Winter Rainfall approximately 600mm per annum. The estate is situated along the south western slopes of Paarl Mountain at an altitude of between 140 and 250 meters and benefits from cooling summer breezes from the Atlantic Ocean.
Irrigation Limited irrigation of between 50 and 100mm is applied during drier summers in order to allow for optimum development and ripening of grapes.
Soils Vary from decomposed granites to well drained sandy loam with gravel underlays.
Wine Chenin Blanc (Dry)
Cultivar 100% Chenin Blanc
Vinification Grapes were harvested at 23°B and juice obtained by subjecting the whole bunches to a gentle tank press. After allowing to settle overnight the clean juice was separated and wine yeast added. Initial temperatures were controlled at around 14°C but towards the final stages of fermentation it was allowed to rise to approximately 16°C thereby facilitating optimum conditions for completion of the process. After clarification the wine was stabilised for protein and tartrates.
A medium- bodied wine crisp dry refreshing with clear lemon, lime and peach tones.
Food A wine for everyday enjoyment and as an accompaniment to salads, fish and white meat dishes. Serve well chilled.
Cellaring To be enjoyed while young and fresh.
Veritas Awards 2012 - Bronze
Best Value Wine Guide 2013 - 2½ Stars
Residual Sugar 3.5
Age of Vines 3 - 27 years
Vines per hectare 3000
Soil Sandy loam and decomposed granite
Trellising Bush & Trellised vines
Yield 8 - 10 tons per hectare
Barrel maturation Unwooded
Bottling date 10 April 2012
Maturation Potential 1 - 2 Years