Region: Bottelary in Stellenbosch
Colour: Light yellow with a tinge of onion skin
Nose: White peach, green apple and honey melon
Palate: The wine has a lot of fruit with a refreshing lemon and lime intensity
The grapes were sourced from a single vineyard, planted on Cape Hutton soils in the Bottelary region in Stellenbosch.
The grapes were hand harvested from a single vineyard at 23 balling and delivered in small lug boxes to the winery where they were refrigerated in a container overnight. The grapes were whole bunch pressed, then cold settled and 50% racked into steel tank, where the wine was cold fermented with a mixture of several selected yeasts. The other 50% was racked to shaven barrels where natural fermentation was done. After fermentation the wine stayed on its fine lees for 9 months in tank and barrel for mouth feel and complexity. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation, no protein or cold stabilisation nor filtration were done.
The wine was bottled on the 20th of November 2017 and only 2820 bottles were produced.