We planted 1 hectare of Mouvedre vines in 2001 on a slope of Red Karoo clay. Mouvedre grapes are of the most flavorful wine grapes to eat and we thought it would make a great Rose if we could capture those berry flavors in the wine. All the great Rose from Southern France and Spain are made from Mouvedre and suppose they cannot be wrong!”
During the ripening phase we taste the grapes weekly and wait for raspberry flavors to unfold in the grapes. This normally happens round about 22 Degrees balling . The Mouvedre grapes are harvested by hand and cooled down to 8 degrees Centigrade. After destalking and crushing the grapes, it only receives 40 minutes skin maceration without enzymes to keep the color as light as possible. Only the free run fraction is fermented cold . After fermentation the wine sis kept on its lees for one month and bottled.
This is a wine that I, Fanus Bruwer, make for myself to drink because I love a good Rose in summer. The wine is pale pink onionskin in color. Red Berries and cassis on the nose follow through with a juicy fruitiness on the palate and elegant acidity.
The Chenin Blanc were harvested fully ripe at 24 Balling by hand , cooled down to 10 degrees Celsius , crushed, only free run juice used and innoculated with yeast to ferment. VIN 13 / NT 116 yeast co innoculation to ferment. The Viognier were harvested two weeks later and the free run juice aded to the fermenting Chenin blanc must Fermented at 16 degrees Centigrade , 6 weeks to complete fermentation Post fermentationt the wine spent 3 months on it’s thick lees with low sulphur at 9 degrees Centigrade.
Since we started making wine in 2001 our Sauvignon Blanc has been a real crowd pleaser. It is light green in colour with excotic forthcoming frangipani flower, passionfruit and white peach on the nose. Flinty minerally notes on the pallet follow through with a crisp acidity. Delicious juicy green fruit flavours rounds it off elegantly.