The four vineyards used to make this wine are dryland bush vine and have never been irrigated. These vineyards are very labour intensive to farm, and as a result of the arid conditions, yield precious little fruit (between one and three tons per hectare). Contermanskloof vineyard, Durbanville (1975) and Nuwedam vineyard, Swartland (1974), Nuweland vineyard, Swartland (1978) and Uitvlug vineyard (1982), also Swartland.
The grapes were whole bunch pressed with no additions. After an overnight rough settling in tank, the juice was transferred to 400 and 500L old French oak barrels, where it fermented wild and remained until blending before bottling.
Light, pale golden straw hue. Clear and brilliant. A complex nose with lemon tart, white peach and honeysuckle, and a concentrated palate with vibrant acidity, balancing typical old vine viscosity.
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