95 pts pts Winemag.co.za March 2023
From a 1952 Wellington vineyard. 100% whole-bunch fermentation in tank before maturation in old oak. Red cherry, floral perfume, earth and spice on the nose while the palate is pristine with clean fruit and great freshness, the finish persistent and wonderfully dry. Light and lively yet also detailed and crystalline in structure, this is a beautiful and enthralling rendition of the variety.
Partnering with Kobus and DH Van Niekerk from the farm Spes Bona on the higher slopes of Voorgroenberg, Wellington, we put much effort into this vineyard and winemaking to produce a very individually styled wine. The grapes are grown on 300 meters above sea level on decomposed granite soils from a mature 70 year old vineyard, planted in 1952.