Cape South Coast, ZA
Grapes, Pinot Gris
Serving: Cold (6–11°C)
About: Fruit comes from a small south-facing vineyard in the cool coastal region of Hemel-en-Aarde. The vineyard sits on a gently sloping site at 200-250 metres in altitude, with rows planted in an east-west direction. The vines grow on decomposed granite. Natahsa has developed this vineyard for the past 5 years with a focus on grape colour development and phenolic ripeness.
The fruit is handpicked and ferments on skins for approximately 10 days with 2 punch downs each day to encourage extraction. The grapes are then gently pressed, and the wine is transferred to stainless steel tanks, where it is left undisturbed until bottling.