100% Pinotage. Single vineyard wine planted in 1976. Rooted in coarse sandy decomposed granite soils high in silica. The duplex clay and koffieklip layer is situated deep down and houses the deepest roots. The bunches are small and conical, “like little hand grenades” as Bernhard puts it. 60% whole bunch fermentation (with a small portion semi-carbonic), the ferment is unusually slow and long for Pinotage adding spice, intensity and structure.
Aromatic, arresting and intense. A Pinotage with the grace of a Pinot Noir, but the power of a Syrah.
Christian Eedes (Winemag): 93/100.