Varieties: Tinta Barocca
About the vineyard
The Tinta Barocca used to produce this wine is grown as dryland bushvines on the slopes of the Paardeberg in the Swartland. The vines were planted in 1971 in decomposed granite with a portion of coffee stone. Due to all of these factors the yield from this vineyard is naturally very low and the grapes have great colour and concentration.
In the cellar
The grapes are harvested by hand in the cool mornings of late February. The bunches are destalked and the fermentation takes place in temperature controlled open top fermenters with punch downs four times a day. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel and the wine is aged in barrel for a total of 17 months.
About the wine
This is a full bodied and aromatic wine with hints of raspberry, mulberry and aromatic spices. On the pallet the wine is concentrated with richness and structure. The tannins are fine, ripe and creamy and in balance with the fruit. The wine has a long finish. This wine is a true reflection of Tinta Barocca from old vines in the Swartland.