Wine

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Chardonnay 2017

Grapes The grapes are grown on our neighboring farm, 400m next to our cellar.

Vinification The grapes have been pressed as whole bunches. After the juice settled over night, it was pumped in six old 500 litre barrels. Natural fermentation started days later and continued fermenting for six weeks. The wine stayed in barrel until bottling – six months later. Every two to three weeks, the fine lees in the barrels were mixed up to give the wine a certain creaminess.

Tasting notes The Chardonnay is a heavy, full bodied white wine. The aromas consist of a combination of the Chardonnay fruit, some wood and a creamy finish.

Our recommendation This wine suits great for cheese platters and fish dishes.

Alcohol – 14.0% Vol, R.S. – 1.8 g/l, T.A. – 4.7 g/l, pH – 3.56

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Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Grapes The grapes are grown in the Wine Origin Cape Aghulas, which is classified as a cold climate area. The vineyard is only 7.5km from the ocean and 56km from the “real” most southern point of Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean are merging into each other.

Vinification The harvest was done by hand into 20kg harvest boxes. The grapes where stored in a fridge over night to be able to start the de-stemming below 15C. The fermentation took place at 14C.

Tasting notes This Sauvignon Blanc shows crisp citrus and stone fruit flavours on the nose, combined with fresh acidity and a hint of minerality on the palate.

Our recommendationWe recommend serving the Sauvignon Blanc with apéritifs, fish, light meals, cheeses and hot cheese dishes.

Alcohol – 13% Vol, RS – 2.4 g/l, WS – 6.4 g/l, pH – 3.29

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Cabernet Franc “Bottleneck” Rosé 2019

Grapes After a hot harvest day, our pickers brought, to our surprise, another 4 tons of harvested Cabernet Franc grapes. All the tanks in the cellar were already filled to capacity and hence we were confronted with a serious bottleneck! The only available container was the wine-press. Consequently we started a new adventure; we launched the “Bottleneck” Rosé.

Vinification After sorting and destemming, the mash was stored for 5 hours in our press. The fermentation took place with selected yeasts. The wine was bottled only 3 months after the harvest.

Tasting notes The Bottleneck Rose shows pleasant aromas of cherry, strawberry and subtle hints of raspberry on the nose, followed by a light to medium bodied palate. This is supported by intense fruit aromas with a long finish.

Our recommendation The Rosé is a great choice for the summer. It suits perfectly with light meals such as melon, ham, salad and salmon.

Alcohol – 13.5% Vol, RS – 2.0 g/l, WS – 5.4 g/l, pH – 3.64

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Carbernet Franc 2014

Grapes Cabernet Franc grapes are not as common as Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Cabernet Franc grapes are typically used for wine blends because of its low tanins. Because we were so impressed with the quality of these grapes, we decided to bring a pure Cabernet Franc on the market. The grapes were hand-picked and not irrigated.
The grapes come from a single vineyard on our neighbouring farm.

Vinification The wine has been fermented with selected yeast. The grapes where pressed 21 days after harvest. 30% of the wine was stored in older french barrels. The remaining 70% was stored in stainless steel tanks

Tasting notes This perfectly aged red wine leads with cassis, black plum and white pepper on the nose. The palate offers black and red fruit which merges perfectly with subdued french oak.

Our recommendation The wine is well-suited for red meat and cheese dishes.

AWARDS Tim Atkin 91 Points and rated as Best Value Red 2017, Wine Style PEOPLE’S COICE : Gold medal.

Alcohol – 13.0% Vol, R.S. – 1.2 g/l, T.A. – 5.0 g/l, pH – 3.62

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Cabernet Sauvignon

 

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Grapes The grapes are from a single vineyard from our neighbouring farm, 400m next to our cellar.

Vinification The grapes were fermented in two different tanks with two different yeast cultures. The pressing of the two batches took place three to four weeks after crushing. The malolactic fermentation and ageing of the wine happened purely in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting notes Because of the absence of any wood during the maturation, the wine is able to present a pure Cabernet Sauvignon flavour, which is typically fruity with a hint of green pepper on the nose. This aroma originates from the variety typical pyrazines.

Our recommendation This wine suits for every meat and cheese dish.

Alcohol – 12.4% Vol, R.S. – 3.2 g/l, T.A. – 5.5 g/l, pH – 3.70