|Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
|65% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
|Average vine age
|20 years and older
|Vine growing conditions
|Situated at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain, with panoramic views stretching to Cape Point, Table Mountain, Robben Island, and the Stellenbosch Hills. Vineyards are planted at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level, facing False Bay to the South West.
|All grapes on the estate are handpicked
|Grapes are gently transferred by means of gravity to both stainless steel and cement vessels. A period of cold soaking follows, which enables the rich extraction of color, elegant aromas, and bright flavor. Extended maceration is undertaken at the conclusion of fermentation, which adds a soft texture, increased color intensity, and complexity to the wine.
|The wine is matured for 13 months in 225L French Oak barrels (of which 30% is new). Thereafter, the wine is blended and transferred to Foudre and cement vessels for a further 12 months. This leads to greater harmony in the wine, purity of fruit, and expression of our unique terroir.