2016 Veritas Awards - Bronze
2015 Gold Wine Awards - Gold
2015 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
2015 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold
This wine displays beautiful rose petal, grapefruit and pineapple fragrances on the nose and ginger and spice abound on the palate. The wine has a long , lingering mid palate with gener-ous acidity carrying the wine through to the end.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 2007
Trellising: 7 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 250 m
About The Harvest
Riesling is in most years the target of botrytis rot, but this year it escaped the rot due to the early harvest. The grape berries were much smaller than normal because of the very dry rip-ening season. This contributed to a very healthy and concentrated vintage.
In The Cellar
This was the first year in which the Riesling grapes were pressed as whole bunches. This was done to achieve a more elegant and balanced wine. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 10 days and was stopped by cooling the must to 6° C. This resulted in a wine with a residual sugar of 17 grams per liter.