Grapes for this 100% Pinotage were from vines planted on low yielding well drained vertical shale/schist. Grapes were night harvested by hand. In the cellar a 48-hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. Extraction during fermentation took place by pumping the juice over the skins three times per day. Skins were gently pressed before fermented dry. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. The wine was matured for 18 months in 30% second fill, 50% third fill and 20% fourth fill French oak barrels.
Intense dark coloured wine. Aromas of black currant and mulberry, with underlying cherry and fynbos nuances on the nose. These diverse aromas carry through onto a rich, velvety, complex palate supported by layers of well-rounded tannins. The gentle presence of oak on the nose and palate supports this delicious Pinotage.