Our love affair with Pinot Noir started in 1997 with a handful of vines planted on a rock infested outcrop. Since then, with only four vintage released in 20 years, we have replanted our vines, played around with fermentation techniques and methods, all in our pursuit of the true expression of the grape.
The elegant, yet powerful wine was fermented with wild vineyard yeasts, spent one year in barrels.
Vineyard Pinot, 8 year old vines; Clone Dijon 777
Yield 3 tons/hectare
Origin Robertson, South Africa
Maturation 12 months in old barrels
Bottling No fining; no filtration
Analysis Alcohol: 13%
FSO2: 40mg/L at bottling
RS: 2.6 g/L
Terroir Slope: Very gentle, southerly
Soil: extremely rocky: 70% quartz, 30% solubles
Climate Moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter
Wind: South easterly ( summer )