Breedekloof, South Africa
Soil: Alluvial soil near the Breederiver
Yield: 13.5 Tons / Ha
Trellis System: Three wire extended perold
Age of Vines: 21 years planted 1997
Irrigation: Drip Irrigation
Harvest Type: Hand picked
Crushing: Destemmed and Crushed
Fermentation: Only free run juice went to the barrels. 100% French Oak barrels 30% new oak 500lt and 70% 3year old barrels. Inoculated with yeast and barrel fermented for 28 -36 days. Partial Malolactic fermentation. Batonnage once a week for the first month, thereafter once a month for 3 months.
Maturation in barrels for 8 months
This well-balanced and medium bodied wine displays the true characteristics of breedekloof. Green-gold colour with multidimensional aromas of lime, orange blossoms, sun-kissed ripe stone fruit with tones of lemon zest. Artistically played with larger barrels and old wood to finish off with subtle hints of oak, raw almonds but still preserving the tropical refreshing, lingering finish.