This wine has become one of Joostenberg’s most popular and recognised wines. A huge amount of effort, both in the vineyard and the winery, is put into it every year. It is very dependent on weather conditions and this means the volume produced and the characteristics of the wine vary greatly from year to year.
Grapes were sourced from a 30 year old, organically farmed, unirrigated Chenin Blanc vineyard on Joostenberg. The grapes were “whole-bunch” pressed and the resulting juice was fermented, using natural yeast. Fermentation was allowed to carry on until it stopped on its own accord. Fermentation and maturation occurred in oak barrels.