Cool-climate grapes are sourced along the Cape South Coast of the Western Cape. The combination of sandstone, quartz and broken shale lead to a unique terroir while the cool maritime climate with strong winds temper the vineyards to restrict skyward growth and allow for gradual ripening of the grapes. Wines have distinctive varietal characteristics with low yields delivering concentrated and complex flavours, elegance, structure and depth; reflecting the uniqueness of the region.
Our Winemaker’s Notes
Grapes are harvested early morning at 23° Balling. Layered in dry ice to reduce contact with oxygen, it is then transported in cold trucks to Du Toitskloof Wines for vinification. After crushing and de-stemming the juice is kept on the skins for 6 hours. Free-run juice is then settled and racked. After fermentation, the wine spends 4 months on the fine lees followed by fining, stabilization and bottling.
The smoke and brine of grey, sea-smoothed pebbles, the lift of citrus blossom, an orchard perfume. Then, a wave of pineapple skins, granadilla and paw-paw draws you into a palate of tropical fruit, sun-kissed but bright with an enlivening citric acid, zingy and pithy. Those stones on the finish again, just dry and salty from the sun. Notes of lime-splashed kiwi linger on.