Stellenrust was established in 1928 and has ever since produced some of the most superb quality wines that the Stellenbosch region from South Africa can offer. It consists of about 400ha (200ha planted) of which half is stretched over the Golden Triangle area of Stellenbosch, internationally recognized for some of the best red wine soil in South Africa. The other half is situated high up in the Bottelary Hills, renowned for its cool climate and late afternoon sea breezes swooping in from Cape Town to nurture both excellent white and red wines.
Grapes from 56-year-old vineyard on the slopes of Bottelary Hills. Cooler-than-normal harvest-time temperatures. Some botrytis after mid-March drizzles. Natural fermentation in barrels over eight months and wine kept on the lees (spent yeast) for a further month – 90% French oak, 10% Hungarian.