For many years I worked with Bordeaux style varietals, until Rosa Kruger found this amazing vineyard of Grenache from Agter-Paardeberg.
After only one vintage (2014) with this block, I lost it until 2019.
The 2020-vintage is my 3rd vintage from this specific vineyard.
The winemaking started with many visits to the vineyard and picking at the ripeness that would make a lighter Grenache-style of wine. Fermenting it with minimal interference, this wine takes a life of its own.
Duplex (sandy surface, sub-soil of rich red clay and shale rocks)
Alc 11% | RS 1.8 g/L | TA 5.8 g/L | pH 3.33 g/L
96 | Greg Sherwood MW (April 2023)
17 | Jancis.Robinson.com (June 2023)