Diversity of climate, a new breed of winemaker, acceptance of international grape varieties, and a willingness to persevere with their own established heritage means that South Africa's Western cape today has a host of exciting and ever improving wines. Favourite international grapes may be achieving the most immediate results, but South Africa's signature white wine, Chenin Blanc is the foundation upon which much of the Western Cape's modern success is built.Read More
Modern wine-making techniques and improvements in vineyard practices have brought the quality of wines in South Africa on leaps and bounds in the decades since the end of apartheid. The vines used in the production of this wine are on average 25 years old and all the grapes were harvested by hand. After pressing, the wine is left for four hours with contact on the skins to extract the maximum amount of flavour and body, after which it is then left to settle overnight. The clear juice is racked off the lees into a temperature controlled fermentation vessel. By keeping the liquid cool throughout the fermentation process you are able to retain the maximum amount of fresh fruit characteristics and it is this technique which allows this wine to retain that flavour.