Low production of 6 ton/ha from unirrigated bushvines. Grapes are hand harvested at optimum ripeness, as determined by tasting. Extended skin contact is given to extract maximum flavours before pressing. Fermented at low temperatures to retain maximum fruit flavours.
Soil / Viticulture practices
The cultivar is grown on a variety of soil types in the Malmesbury region, but mainly shale and oakleaf.
The Swartland falls within the coastal winter rainfall area. Warm summers, moderated by cool Atlantic breezes. Annual rainfall: 400mm.
Full upfront tropical flavours with underlying supporting green pepper and vegetative flavours. Acid is clean and fresh on palate with lingering fruity after taste.