All our grapes are hand harvested into shallow picking crates to eliminate bruising. Our harvest starts at first light to ensure the grapes are still cold when processed, if necessary they will be stored in a cold room before pressing. Three different quality fractions are selected at pressing. Cuvée – high quality free run juice, Première Taille – first extraction, Deuxieme Taille – 2nd extraction.
The juice is settled using enzymes and is then racked. The clean juice goes through a cool fermentation. A small fraction is fermented in 2nd – 4th fill barrels and the large majority
is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. No lees contact is given post fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is avoided.
A Pinot Noir red wine is produced for the colour addition. The Pinot Noir grapes go through a cold maceration after being destemmed. The cold maceration lasts approximately
10 days after which they are inoculated with a yeast culture.
Only once fermentation is complete does blending take place. Careful consideration is made to produce a wine with length and acidity to last, yet still have elegance and finesse
on the palate.
Ripe cherries, red lollipop and raspberry aromas provide a delicate profile to the wine. These are followed by some hints of grapefruit and wild rose.
The palate opens with a voluptuous texture supported by elegant acidity. Initially fresh red berries, wild plum and spice. The length and richness of the palate develops a complexity with raspberry compote and hints of blueberries and aniseed.
Chardonnay 71%, Pinot Noir 29%
T's & C's:
Wine can only be sold to clients 18 year or older.
We will require a copy of your ID prior to dispatch to ensure that you are 18 years of age or older.