2015 Aspect Merlot
VINEYARDS: Made from our highest and steepest vineyards with a South Westerly Aspect. The soils are decomposed granite on heavy clay. The vineyards yield between 5 and 6 tons per hectare and were planted in 1998.
CELLAR: Maturation takes place in 225 litre French oak barriques for 24 months. 30% new oak is with the remainder made up of second and third fill barriques.
TASTING NOTES: The palate is full and juicy with polished tannins and a lively acidity bringing freshness and length.
2017 Vantage Pinotage
VINEYARDS: The vineyard is 2 hectares of bush vines on a granitic ridge high on the estate. The vineyards were planted in 2000. The grapes are hand harvested and then sorted in the cellar.
CELLAR: A portion is fermented in 500 litre open top oak barrels and a portion in tank. Maturation takes place in 225 litre French oak barriques for 20 months. 30% new oak is used.
TASTING NOTES: The palate is bright and juicy with a delicate acidity and soft tannin. The wine will mature for 5 to 10 years.
2019 First Light Chenin Blanc
VINEYARDS: The vines are between 30 and 50 years old and the first to receive the light from the rising sun over the Simonsberp mountain. Grapes are hand harvested.
CELLAR: Fermentation is allowed to proceed uninoculated in stainless steel tanks. After spending seven months on the fine lees the wine is racked and bottled.
TASTING NOTES: The nose is clean with fresh melon, passion fruit and citrus. The palate is zesty with a creamy acidity.
2016 Chronicle Cape Blend
VINEYARDS: A component from all 19 vineyard blocks are used in this wine. Our vineyards are planted on 8 different soil types over the estate’s 50 hectares.
CELLAR: All batches are fermented wild before going to barrel. Each batch is kept separate for 1 year in barrel before the blend is made up, the wine is then returned to barrel for another year in 30% new French oak barriques.
TASTING NOTES: The palate is juicy with broad, soft tannins and a bright acidity that brings freshness and length.
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