Winemaker Comments

A combination of fresh tropical fruit, gooseberries, ripe figs and guava give this wine so many layers of flavours and taste. This is definitely one of our stand out vintages. THE HARVEST The early ripening of the grapes caught the moderate temperatures of late January and early March. This cooler conditions contributed to fresher and fruitier wines. IN THE CELLAR The Challenge is the cellar is to capture the full potential of each batch of grapes. After sorting, destemming and crushing 50% of the grapes had skin contact. Usually only the free run juice is used in this wine, but this year the pressed juice was of good enough quality to also make up a component. The wine was fermented in stainless steal tanks and left on the lees for 2 months