From a one-of-a-kind Certified Heritage Vineyard Pinotage block. A Single Vineyard planted to dry land bush vines in 1976 on soils that are uniquely silica rich decomposed granite that is sandy textured and well drained at 3,5km from the ocean. ‘Féniks’ undergoes a soft 60% whole bunch fermentation with the rest as whole berries under a submerged cap (no punchdowns). Aged on the fine lees in older large barrels for 11 months. Small berries packing plenty of concentration from growing conditions. A Pinotage with the grace of a Pinot Noir, but the power of a Syrah.
Christian Eedes (Winemag): “Heady aromatics of cherry, plum, fynbos and floral perfume on the nose before a palate that has profuse fruit, bright acidity and fine tannins. Juicy and vibrant on entry but ends dry. Alc: 12.7%.