pH: 3.59 | TA: 5.1g/l | Alc: 11.82% | FSO2: 31ppm | TSO2: 67ppm | RS: 1.1g/l
Harvest & Vineyard
The two components for this wine came from the Breedekloof and Stellenbosch. Despite these areas being miles apart geographically the grapes were ready for harvest on the same day. The Stellenbosch portion comes from a very old block of dryland bushvines that were planted on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain in 1976. The portion that comes from the Breedekloof are also
bushvines planted in 1988. This block received a limited amount of supplementary irrigation.
Both portions of fruit were sorted at bunch level and was not destemmed. The fruit was placed into open top fermenters and gently foot stomped. The Breedekloof fruit was allowed to ferment naturally while the Stellenbosch was inoculated with XPure. Both portions spent 7 days on skins with 3 gentle punch downs per day. The wine was gently pressed using a small basket press and was then racked to old 500l oak for maturation. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally and ran to completion for both wines. Both portions spent 8 months maturing before being racked, blended and light filtered before bottling.