The most delicious varietal you’ve never heard of and only 500 cases made - better stock up soonest. Easygoing and zesty, our limited edition Albariño is the best sort of company on sunny summer days. Peach, melon and citrus flavours and lively acidity makes this unwooded winner play well with seafood or charcuterie and cheese platters — though we adore it on its own by the pool too!
Subtle aromatic flavours of white peach, melon and grapefruit with a lemon zest. The palate is clean with a long fresh acidity.
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Platter's by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2022 4 stars
Easy drinking and ideal for summer in South Africa. This wine is a friend to all things from the sea, and also pairs well with cold meats and hard cheeses.
Johan Jordaan with Anthony Kock
TERROIR / SOIL
The vineyard is situated on the southern slopes of the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch, planted on deep red decomposed granite soils and farmed under dryland conditions. The soil has a high clay content which in turn produces excellent growth and water availability throughout the growing season.
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
The vineyard was planted in 2014 on Richter99 rootstock. It is situated around 200m above sea level and the row direction is northwest/southeast with a predominantly facing southern slope. Due to the altitude, it is exposed to the prevailing southeastern and southwestern winds in the growing season. This helps to cool down the vines during the hottest time of the day, and to ensure the quality of the grapes. Production is around 12 tonnes per hectare.
Vines were hand-harvested very early in the morning while the grapes were still cold. At the cellar, skin contact was limited to 4 hours and the free-run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation. The fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 12ºC. After fermentation, the wine spent four months on lees to develop the mouthfeel of the wine’s palate.