Vineyards: Bush vine vineyard called “Hermitage Kop” on Twyfeling, Bovlei valley. Planted in 2003 this is a Cinsaut heritage site on the farm as the previous Cinsaut planting here was in 1964.
Farming practices: sustainable
Vinification: This is our humble (and modern) take on what a Wellington bush vine Cinsaut might look like. Sorted, de-stemmed, slightly crushed grapes fermented at lower temperatures (24-26°) and matured in 225l second and third fill French oak barrels. Roughly filtered on the bottling line.
Aging potential: A wine to be enjoyed 2 to 15 years after the year of vintage.
Production: 575 cases of 12
8th generation family vineyard
Fair Trade accredited, employee empowerment. In 2008 the family provided their workers with a 26% share of the business and land.