This salmon-coloured summertime sipper is elegant, unpretentious and beautifully balanced, marrying strawberry and apple flavours with a crisp finish. Whether you need a tipple for brunch, paella dinner, a picnic — or simply something to enjoy while reading in the sun — this sublime blend adds understated flair to any occasion.
Seafood salad, avocado, smoked salmon or egg canapés.
TERROIR / SOIL
Predominantly Malmesbury shale and Cape granite soils. Vineyards are planted along the coastal zone and towards certain inland areas of the Western Cape.
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
Trellised vines aged between 12 and 16 years received supplementary irrigation and produced 10 to 14 tonnes per hectare. Mediterranean climate, with the temperatures lowered by the cooling effect of prevailing winds and sea breezes.
Grapes were harvested early morning, gently crushed and lightly pressed at the cellar, where skin contact was allowed to create the perfect colour. Only the free run juice was drained off to settle overnight. The Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir were fermented together in stainless-steel tanks under controlled temperatures between 12º and 14°C.