Region: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
Cultivar: 100% Chardonnay
The 2014 Clay Shales is a single vineyard wine crafted from fruit grown just outside of the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge ward. The site is over 300 metres high in altitude. The region is characterised by a moderate maritime climate that contributes to delay ripening. Soils are of a clay shale composition allowing for optimum fruit development while naturally restricting vigour and keeping crop levels very low.