2021 Platter’s South African Wine Guide- 5 stars
IN THE VINEYARD
Harvest commenced on the 3rd -6th of March 2019. Grapes were harvested at 22-22.7 °B with a total acid of 8g/l and a pH of 3.10 The Vineyards These vineyards are positioned on south-facing slopes of which the soil is mainly white mineral sandstone and quartz on a clay sub-base.
The vines are trellised and have access to supplementary irrigation. Grape variety 100% Chardonnay
ABOUT THE HARVEST
Harvest commenced from the 3rd – 6th of March 2019. Grapes were harvested at 22° – 22.7° B with a total acid of 8g/l and a pH of 3.10
IN THE CELLAR
The grapes were whole bunch pressed on a Champagne Pressing cycle and using only the cuvee. 100% barrel fermented, using 30% new 228 litre fine-grained oak barrels and the rest in 2nd and 3rd fill oak barrels. 20% went through malolactic fermentation. The wine spent 9 months in French oak barrels. (228 lit)
Bottled in December 2019.