Chenin Blanc 'Skaliekop'
- The most intense vintage to date for these vines planted in 1985 in very shallow shale soils in the Paardeberg, being an anomaly as the mountain is granite driven
- Planted on the Paardebosch farm and being very much exposed to the sun, nature and its elements as its planted on a “kop”. Hill of shale if the name is translated directly. They are proudly releasing the fifth vintage of the Skaliekop wine which we have been farming since winter 2013 and this vineyard keeps on surprising us with its “lateral” tension, and broadness, a contrast to its neighboring vineyards planted in pure granite
- Harvested towards the end of January, the Skaliekop proves to be one of the most challenging vineyards to ferment bone dry within its first two months in barrel
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