2018 Vintage: SOLD OUT.
Total Production: 234 bottles, 1 Magnum
Wine of Origin: Slanghoek Valley – 12% vol.
Sommelier-Winemaker Collaboration with Attie Louw, Opstal Estate.
Tasting Notes: Juicy quince, elderflower, and English gooseberry enhancing a balanced texture on the palate, which stems from its unfiltered process.
Wine Making Notes: Harvested early March, de-stemmed and sent straight to press. Free-run juice put straight into barrel, a 6 year-old French oak barrel. The wine was left to naturally ferment with its own wild yeasts, and also left to undergo full malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine was then given a small amount of Sulphur to protect it, and was left to mature in the barrel cellar for 9 months. The wine was taken straight out of barrel, and hand-bottled with minimal filtration, and the resulting wine was deliciously natural and cloudy. Towards the end of the bottling, the sediment lay slightly thicker at the bottom of the tank, and I decided to bottle the last 24 bottles with all the extra sediment in, and keep them aside to see what happened … If you were lucky enough to taste the “En Rama”, special requests for this style will be taken vintage-to-vintage!
Accolades: Tim Atkin SA Report: 91pts.