Christian Eedes, Winemag:
“A faint note of reduction before pear, peach and citrus on the nose while the palate shows great fruit purity, electric acidity and a savoury, very dry finish. Tense and rather thrilling. 96/100.”
100% Chenin Blanc – W.O Western Cape
Soil: Decomposed granite and Granite
In the vineyards:
The grapes for this wine are sourced from 2 parcels from different regions. 61% of the grapes used for this wine is sourced from a block in the Paardeberg (Swartland) and 39% from the Polkadraai hills of Stellenbosch.The Paardeberg portion is from bush vine grapes planted on decomposed granite giving the wine its elegance, finesse and focus. The portion from the Polkadraai is planted on Granite and lends characteristics of yellow fruit and depth to the wine.
In the cellar:
The parcels are vinified separately before being blended just before bottling. Grapes were destemmed, pressed and left overnight to settle in stainless steel tanks. The wine is the racked to 3rd fill 500 litre French oak the next morning. The wine spent 10 months on its primary lees without any batonage. No commercial yeast or enzymes were used during the winemaking process.
We all have this inner instinct telling us what to do and sometimes you just have to trust your gut to tell you what the right move is. I sourced grapes from special vineyards to use in this blend, which I believe is a great example of a wine that is made up of components that come together to provide a wine that is greater than the sum of its individual parts. All the pictures on the label are in some way symbolizing to trust your gut to give you direction like a compass provides to a sailor and like a bee just knows where it must go to find pollen and make honey. The stamp is to emphasize our South African heritage.