Glowing ruby colour with glints of garnet; complex nose of ripe stone fruit, roasted nuts, leather,spice and black forest cake with some grippy tannins giving definition and structure and the potstill component adding depth; well knit with great length and a clean dry finish.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master
Unlimited, or as long as your patience lasts.
Ideal matched with cheese platter.
In The Vineyard
Clovelly Type: i.e. weathered granite topsoil on crumbly clay subsoil.
About The Harvest
Grapes were picked at full ripeness with an average yield of 8 tons/ha.
In The Cellar
After harvesting grapes were vinified in red wine tanks. It was fermented down to 12° B and then fortified up to 19% by Vol alcohol with 6 year old Kaapzicht Pot Still Brandy. It was then matured for 36 months in small French oak barrels.