This elegant Swartland white blend is naturally made. Barrel fermented with subtle aromas of apricots, lime, pineapple and creamy nuances. Fresh, yet bold with lingering minerality.
Vineyard: 27 Hectares
Viticulture: Dry land and Organic (certified 2012)
Production: 10 tons used for Nativo (6000 bottles)
Yields: 4 tons per Hectare
Soils: Glenrosa and Oakleaf
Trellis: Perold 5 wires
Grapes were hand-picked according to phenolic ripeness into small baskets and naturally fermented in line w ith SIP principles. Most of them were matured in 2nd or 3rd fill small French oak barrels for 9 months, and a portion of the Viognier was harvested early and fermented and matured in Stainless Steel tank. Our aim was to create a wine with a harmonious palate and a good fresh finish to partner with a wide range of food dishes. 11 600 bottles were produced.
The wine is drinking well now and will continue to improve in the bottle for 3 years or more.
Viognier 70% Chenin Blanc 15% Grenache Blanc 10% Roussanne 5%
Full flavoured dishes such as tuna carpaccio, grilled line fish with coriander, lime & ginger, chicken with citrus & chilli, or Thai green curry.
The Swartland Independent Producers (SIP) is an association of some wine producers in Swartland that have committed to produce wines that comply with specific guidelines. The aim is to ensure that the high quality wines produced give a true sense of place and expression of character of the Swartland.
It is the only movement of its kind in South Africa and the New World and demands an organic approach to viticulture, specific grape varietals and natural fermentation.