Cape Chamonix Wine Farm produces a range of premium wines that capture the essence and splendour of the estate. It is situated on the eastern mountain slopes of the fertile Franschhoek Valley, one hour’s drive NE of Cape Town.
Vineyards: Grapes come from four parcels totaling six hectares grown at altitudes ranging from 450 to 600 metres on south-southwest facing slopes. The vines of an average age of 23 years are planted on medium-packed calcareous clay soils. Vinification and Aging: Grapes are destemmed but not crushed and the must fermented in wooden and concrete vats with spontaneous yeast at a maximum temperature of 30° C for no more than 16 days on the skins, with frequent punchdowns of the cap. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally and the wine is matured for 16 months in 228ℓ French and 225ℓ barriques, with approximately 60% new oak.