Winemaker: Christoff de Wet
Appellation: Klein Karoo
Grape varietal: Shiraz
These vineyards are situated at the foothills of the Kammanassie Mountains in the Klein Karoo. The vines are Perold trellised and drip irrigated.
Harvesting takes place during the end of February. The grapes are handpicked and reach the cellar at about 12oC. Bunches are destemmed and crushed into an open fermenter and left overnight to macerate. Yeast is added and the juice is pumped over once every few hours. After fermentation the skins are pressed and malolactic fermentation is completed in barrels. The wine is kept in 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels for 12 months before the best barrels are blended and bottled.
Colour: Dark plum ruby
Bouquet: Dark fruit nose of black currants and plums, cherry tobacco and fine white pepper
Taste: Alluring palate of fresh plums and spice with hints of mulberry and cherry. Smooth well-structured tannins and integrated acidity results in excellent ageing potential
Food pairing: Best served with steaks and cream peppercorn sauce, or roasted rack of lamb, with a red wine jus
TA: 6.80 g/l
RS: 3.90 g/l
Platter Guide 2023: 4 stars (2020 vintage)