Grape origin: Kaaimansgat Vineyard, Elandskloof Valley, Villiersdorp The soil is shale origin with a significant portion of granite in the topsoil and clay throughout. This vineyard lies at 700 m above sea-level and is surrounded by tall mountains. The vineyard was planted in 2008.
Winemaking: Grapes are hand-picked, hand-sorted, grapes are cold-soaked, fermentation is spontaneous, post-fermentation maceration is complete when the tannins are optimal, minimum of 10 months in 228 liter French oak barrels (new and older).
Nom stands for nombulelo (gratitude in “Xhosa”) and Nomkhubulwane (a forgotten African goddess
Christian Eedes, Winemag: “Very fragrant aromatics with notes of rose, musk, and spice before plum and red cherry. The palate is luscious – nice fruit weight, moderate acidity, and soft, powdery tannins”