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Chenin Blanc / chardonnay / Viognier (un-WOODED)

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Vintage: 2011
Vineyard/S: Vineyards 2, 3 (58% Chenin Blanc), Vineyard 8 (34% Chardonnay) and Vineyard 7 & 9 (8% Viognier) (Click here to see the vineyards this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 11 February 2011
Vinification: Components were harvested separate but blended shortly after fermentation. Emphasis on mouth feel but also freshness.
Maturation: Lees contact for 9 months
Analysis: Alcohol 12.5%; Residual Sugar 2.0 g/litre;
TA 5.41 g/litre; pH 3.47
Bottled: 15 November 2011
CASES produced: 862
RATINGS & Awards:

Gold Medal - 2012 Michelangelo International Wine Awards
Gold Medal - 2013 Mundus, Vini Biofach, Germany
88/100 Miguel Chan Wine Journal

Tasting notes: A splash of Viognier (8%) adds alluring stone fruit and citrus blossom nuances to this Chenin Blanc (58%) Chardonnay (34%) blend, which dances gracefully and lightly on the palate. Delightful aperitif wine, or partner with light meals.’ (Cape Wine Master)

Chenin Blanc  (LIGHTLY WOODED)

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Vintage: 2011
Vineyard: Vineyard 1 & 8 (Click here to see the vineyard this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 18 February 2011
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at 24.10 B; TA 4.06; pH 4.09
Vinification: Regime with picking and sorting before fermentation. Wines kept on lees for 9 months.
Maturation: Nine months in 30% new French oak barrels.
Analysis: Alcohol 13%; Residual Sugar 2.5 g/litre;
TA 5.39 g/litre; pH 3.48
Bottled: 15 November 2011
CASES produced: 365
RATINGS & Awards:

4 Stars - 2012 Nedbank Green Wine Awards
84/100 Miguel Chan Wine Journal

Tasting notes: ‘This delicious, medium bodied food wine, combines vibrant, racy acidity with concentrated stewed quince, honey and lime flavours. Subtle oaking imparts creamy, spicy undertones, finishing with a lingering farewell.’ (Cape Wine Master)
 

Chenin Blanc  (WOODED)   Single Vineyard Wine

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Vintage: 2007
Vineyard: Vineyard 1 (Click here to see the vineyard this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 07 February 2007
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at 24.7 B; TA 4.2; pH 3.69
Vinification: Settled juice inoculated in barrel. Barrel fermented.
Maturation: 8 months in 225 litre French oak barrels
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5%; Residual Sugar 1.6 g/litre;
TA 5.4g/litre; pH 3.64
Bottled: September 2007
CASES produced: 300
RATINGS & Awards: (out of 5 stars = characterful & appealing, Platter 2008);
Silver Medal, 2008 Michelangelo International Wine Awards
Tasting notes: ‘Bright, clear and pale straw in colour. Fruit from 21 yr old vines deliver complex almond, baked apple and waxy honeycomb aromas that follow through onto the palate, with layers of fruit and Chenin Blanc’s signature clean, balancing acidity. Well judged oaking in new French casks (8mnths) and lees contact add a subtle sweet spiced dimension, with a creamy textured richness. This medium bodied wine combines old world elegance and new world fruit, with a long, food friendly farewell. It can be enjoyed now, with food, although has the potential to develop for 2-3 yrs.’ (Cape Wine Master)
 

ChARDONNAY (LIGHTLY WOODED)
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Vintage: 2007
Vineyard: Vineyards 2 & 3 (Click here to see the vineyards this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 24 January 2007
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at 25 B; TA 6.9 g/litre; pH 3.39
Vinification: Fermentation between 12°C and 14°C. Started stirring lees directly after fermentation.
Maturation: Kept on lees for 8 months. Lightly oaked with 15% new French oak
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5%; Residual Sugar 1.8 g/litre;
TA 6.2 g/litre; pH 3.53
Bottled: September 2007
CASES produced: 380
RATINGS & AWARDS: (out of 5 stars = characterful & appealing, Platter 2008)
Tasting notes: ‘ Pale, white gold hue that is bright and clear. The palate is clean and dry, balanced by a thread of limey acidity with gentle aromas and flavour of dried pear, subtle nuances of honey, lanolin and minerality. This maiden vintage chardonnay is given just a hint of oak and eight months lees contact providing creamy breadth to the mid palate and ending with a warm, waxy richness and hint of minerality. Gently understated in style, the wine is ready for drinking and is an ideal accompaniment to creamy sauced dishes and soft cheeses.’ (Cape Wine Master)
 

chardonnay / Chenin Blanc (un-WOODED)
Vintage: 2008
Vineyard: Vineyard 2 (68% Chardonnay ) and Vineyard 8 (32% Chenin Blanc) (Click here to see the vineyards this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 31 January 2008
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at:
Chardonnay 24.2 B; TA 6.2 g/litre; pH 3.56
Chenin Blanc 21.5 B; TA 3.98 g/litre; pH3.48
Vinification: The Chardonnay was harvested very ripe giving a fruity and creamy structure while the Chenin was harvested early giving a clear crisp and fresh finish. After de-stemming grapes were gently squized in a pneumatic press using a long soft cycle. After fermentation the lees were stirred at regular intervals increasing fruitiness and mouth feel.
Maturation: Kept on lees for 6 months
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5%; Residual Sugar 2.4 g/litre;
TA 6.5 g/litre; pH 3.34
Bottled: August 2007
CASES produced: 570
RATINGS & Awards: Silver Medal, 2008 Michelangelo International Wine Awards
Tasting notes:

‘This medium bodied, un-wooded blend of 68 % Chardonnay & 32% Chenin shows clean purity of fruit. Pear, almond & lime flavours are refreshed by juicy acidity, with a creamy, polished texture & lingering finish. Delicious now, solo or with seafood & light meals.’ (Cape Wine Master)


Syrah / Mourvedre (WOODED)  

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Vintage: 2008
Vineyard: Vineyards 5 & 6 (Click here to see the vineyards this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 07 March 2008
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at:
Syrah 25.2 B; TA 4.3 g/litre; pH 3.05
Mourvedre 26 B; TA 3.98; pH 4.8
Vinification: Grapes are sorted twice. First to remove leaves and sun burnt grapes. Bunches are then de-stemmed before berry sorting on vibrating table. Berries are crushed before fermentation. Fermentation is kept at around 25-28 degrees C. Great fruit that could take the 100% new oak (50% French and 50% American).
Maturation: 5 months French & American oak
Analysis: Alcohol 14%; Residual Sugar 2.8 g/litre;
TA 5.7 g/litre; pH 3.8
Bottled: September 2008
CASES produced: 530
Ratings & Awards: Gold Medal, 2009 Michelangelo International Wine Awards
Gold Medal, 2010 Biofach International Organic Wine Awards, Germany
Silver Medal, 2010 Millesime Bio International Organic Wine Awards, France
Tasting notes: ‘A bold new world style duo of 79% Shiraz & 21% Mourvèdre. Rich, wild berry flavours are reined in by Mourvèdre’s savoury tone & dusty, spicy tannins from a brush of predominantly French & a touch of American oak. Robust, exuberant & youthful for enjoyment with food now and after a few years ageing’. (Cape Wine Master)
 

chardonnay / Chenin Blanc / Viognier (un-WOODED)

Vintage: 2009
Vineyard: Vineyards 2, 3 (59% Chardonnay ), Vineyard 8 (39% Chenin Blanc) and Vineyard 9 (2% Viognier) (Click here to see the vineyards this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 11 February 2009
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at:
Chardonnay 23.3 B; TA 5.6 g/litre; pH 3.54;
Chenin Blanc 20.4 B; TA 8. g/litre; pH 3.26
Viognier 25.0 B; TA 5.05 g/litre; pH 3.65
Vinification: Components were harvested separate but blended shortly after fermentation. Emphasis, again, on mouth feel but also freshness.
Maturation: Lees contact for 9 months
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5%; Residual Sugar 1.8 g/litre;
TA 5.9 g/litre; pH 3.22
Bottled: 07 December 2009
CASES produced: 780
RATINGS & Awards: platter 3 ½ stars Platter 2011
Tasting notes: ‘A splash of Viognier (2%) adds alluring stone fruit and citrus blossom nuances to this Chardonnay (59%), Chenin Blanc (39%) blend, which dances gracefully and lightly on the palate. Delightful aperitif wine, or partner with light meals.’(Cape Wine Master)

ChARDONNAY (LIGHTLY WOODED)

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Vintage: 2008
Vineyard: Vineyards 2 & 3 (Click here to see the vineyards this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 2 February 2008
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at 24.2 B; TA 6.2 g/litre; pH 3.56
Vinification: Lees contact for 5 months.
Maturation: Maturation in 225 litre French oak barrels for 5 months
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5%; Residual Sugar 1.9 g/litre; TA 6.8 g/litre; pH 3.29
Bottled: August 2008
CASES produced: 244
RATINGS & AWARDS: 3 ½ Platter 2009
Tasting notes: ‘A delicious, medium bodied combination of ripe fruit and minerality, with good structure and verve. This wine tingles with glacé pineapple, lime & stone fruit. Five months in French oak barrels adds rich leesy breadth and caramel tone. A good food partner.’(Cape Wine Master)
 

Chenin Blanc / chardonnay / Viognier (un-WOODED)

Vintage: 2010
Vineyard/S: Vineyards 2, 3 (56% Chenin Blanc), Vineyard 8 (38% Chardonnay) and Vineyard 7 & 9 (6% Viognier) (Click here to see the vineyards this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 18 February 2010
Vinification: Components were harvested separate but blended shortly after fermentation. Emphasis on mouth feel but also freshness.
Maturation: Lees contact for 5 months
Analysis: Alcohol 12.5%; Residual Sugar 1.8 g/litre;
TA 5.9 g/litre; pH 3.22
Bottled: 21 July 2010
CASES produced: 389
RATINGS & Awards: platter 3 ½ stars Platter 2012
Silver Medal, 2011 Michelangelo International Wine Awards
Tasting notes: A splash of Viognier (6%) adds alluring stone fruit and citrus blossom nuances to this Chenin Blanc (56%) Chardonnay (38%) blend, which dances gracefully and lightly on the palate. Delightful aperitif wine, or partner with light meals.’ (Cape Wine Master)

Syrah / Mourvedre (WOODED)  

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Vintage: 2009
Vineyard: Vineyards 5 & 6 (Click here to see the vineyard this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 03 March 2009
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at:
Syrah 25.0 B; TA 4.5 g/litre; pH 3.76;
Mourvedre 24.5 B; TA 4.7; pH 3.8
Vinification: Grapes are sorted twice. First to remove leaves and sun burnt grapes. Bunches are then de-stemmed before berry sorting on vibrating table. Berries are crushed before fermentation. Fermentation is kept at around 25-28 degrees C. Great fruit that could take the 100% new oak (50% French and 50% American)
Maturation: 9 months oaking
Analysis: Alcohol 14%; Residual Sugar 2.5 g/litre;
TA 5.6 g/litre; pH 3.6
Bottled: January 2010
CASES produced: 1111
Ratings & Awards: platter 4 ½ stars Platter 2011
Silver Medal, 2010 Michelangelo International Wine Awards
90/100 Miguel Chan Wine Journal
Tasting notes: ‘A bold new world style duo of 75% Shiraz & 25% Mourvèdre. Rich, wild berry flavours are reined in by Mourvèdre’s savoury tone & dusty, spicy tannins from a brush of predominantly French & a touch of American oak. Robust, exuberant & youthful for enjoyment with food now and after a few years ageing’. (Cape Wine Master)
 

Chenin Blanc / chardonnay / Viognier (un-WOODED)

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Vintage: 2013
Vineyard/S: Vineyard 8 (Chenin Blanc 65%), Vineyard 3 (Chardonnay), Vineyard 9 (Viognier) (Click here to see the vineyards this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 5 February 2013
Vinification: Grapes are sorted on the vines the day before harvest. Components were harvested separate but blended shortly after fermentation. Emphasis on mouth feel but also freshness.
Maturation: Lees contact for 7 months.
Analysis: Alcohol 13%; Residual Sugar 1.7 g/litre;
TA 6.1 g/litre; pH 3.4
Bottled: 6 August 2013
CASES produced: 320
Tasting notes: ‘A splash of Viognier (7%) adds alluring stone fruit and citrus blossom nuances to this Chenin Blanc (65%), Chardonnay (28%) blend, which dances gracefully and lightly on the palate. Delightful food partner’.

ChARDONNAY (LIGHTLY WOODED)

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Vintage: 2011
Vineyard: Vineyards 2 & 3 (Click here to see the vineyards this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 8 February 2011
Harvest stats: Grapes harvested at 22.8 B; TA 5.49 g/litre; pH3.79
Vinification: Kept on lees for 9 months.  
Maturation: 30% new 225 litre French oak barrels for 9 months.
Analysis: Alcohol 13%; Residual Sugar 2.2 g/litre; TA 5.51g/litre; pH 3.53
Bottled: 15 November 2011
CASES produced: 371
RATINGS & AWARDS:

3 ½ Stars - 2013 Platter Wine Guide
84/100 Miguel Chan Wine Journal

Tasting notes: ‘A delicious, medium bodied combination of ripe fruit and minerality, with good structure and verve. This wine tingles with glacé pineapple, lime & stone fruit. Partial maturation in French oak barrels adds rich leesy breadth and caramel tone. A good food partner.’(Cape Wine Master)
 

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Chenin Blanc  (LIGHTLY WOODED)

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Vintage: 2013
Vineyard: Vineyard 1 & 8 (Click here to see the vineyard this wine comes from)
Harvest date: 18 February 2013
Vinification: Grapes are sorted on the vines the day before harvest.
Maturation: Lees contact for 7 months
Analysis: Alcohol 13%; Residual Sugar 2.1 g/litre;
TA 6.2 g/litre; pH 3.39
Bottled: 6 August 2013
CASES produced: 272
RATINGS & Awards:

Gold Medal. 2013 Michelangelo International Wine Awards

Tasting notes: This delicious, medium bodied food wine, combines vibrant, racy acidity with concentrated stewed quince, honey and lime flavours. Left on the lees for seven months imparts creamy, spicy undertones, finishing with a lingering farewell. A good food partner.
 

Chenin Blanc / chardonnay / Viognier 2014 blend

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VineyardS Vineyard 8 (Chenin Blanc 56%), Vineyard 3 (Chardonnay 37%) and Vineyard 9 (Viognier 7%) (Click here to see the vineyards this wine comes from)
Vinification Cultivars were harvested separately but blended shortly after fermentation. Emphasis on mouth feel but also freshness. No oak used.
Maturation Matured on the lees for 3 months. No oak.
Analysis Alcohol 13%; Residual Sugar 1.6 g/litre;
TA 5.7 g/litre; pH 3.42
CASES Only 423 cases produced
Tasting notes ‘A splash of Viognier (7%) adds alluring stone fruit and citrus blossom nuances to this Chenin Blanc (56%), Chardonnay (37%) blend, which dances gracefully and lightly on the palate. Delightful food partner’.
AWARDS
2011 Gold Medal, 2012 Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards
2011 Gold Medal, Mundus Vini Biofach, Germany
2010 Silver Medal, 2010 Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards
price R80.00

VIOGNIER 2014

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VineyardS Vineyard 7 and 9 (Click here to see the vineyard this wine comes from)
Vinification Fermented in used French oak barrels
Maturation Matured on the lees in used French oak barrels for 5 months
Analysis Alcohol 14%; Residual Sugar 3.8 g/litre;
TA 5.9 g/litre; pH 3.58
CASES 214
Tasting notes

‘Deep golden colour with rich, distinctive and complex aroma’s. Viognier’s signature ripe apricots mixed with orange blossoms. Tropical fruit flavour with creamy mouthfeel. The perfect food partner.’

PEDEGREE
awards by vintage
2015 Gold Medal, 2015 Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards
2014 Gold Medal, 2015 PAR Int. Organic Wine Awards
2014 Gold Medal, 2014 Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards
2013 Double Gold Medal. 2013 Michelangelo Int'l Wine Awards
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