Delicate flavours of strawberries and cream complimenting the pinkish colour derived from the Pinot Noir component
On the nose; aromas of fresh strawberries, red apple and ruby grapefruit which follows through onto the palate with a lovely biscuit and brioche toasty finish.
Rooted in the oldest viticulture soil in the world, it is made up of decomposed granite on the lower slopes of the Helderberg. This vineyard enjoyed the refreshingly cool breezes from False Bay (Atlantic ocean) during the day & cool night air flowing down the mountain, resulting in even ripening of the berries & good natural acidity. The macro climate is maritime, with cold wet winters & sunny warm summers.
Biodynamic (organic) practises are followed & therefore no herbicides or chemical sprays were used in the production of these grapes. The fruit was hand picked in the second week of February 2013 in small picking bins to ensure that perfect grapes reached the cellar.
The grapes were whole bunch pressed and only the free run juice was used. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks, after which it was matured on the lees before being bottled and matured in on the lees for 40 months, hand riddled before disgorgement.
Longridge Wine Estate, Helderberg, Stellenbosch.
Winemaker – Jasper Raats, Hendrien de Munck & Albert Le Roux
Alc: 12.59% ; RS: 3.9 g/l ; TA: 6.7 g/l ; PH: 3.18