Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Origin: Estate grown, Durbanville
Production Method & Ageing:
Handpicked grapes de-stemmed and crushed at the cellar. After de-stemming and crushing, the grapes were left on the skins for 12 hours. After pressing and settling 70% of the wine underwent fermentation in 1st fill 500L French Oak barrels and 30% in concrete tanks. After blending, the final cuvee aged for 6 months in 500L French Oak barrels, a light fining and filtration followed by bottling in September 2013.
Tasting note/ ageing ability/ recommendations:
Intense aroma of cut grass, lemon zest and chalk, subtle notes of oak and yeast autolysis round out this wine. The pallet is tightly structured, mineral core with medium-high acidity. Initially shy, the wine is made for the purpose of ageing 3 to 8 years.