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The mysterious and beautiful pink bubbles of the wine lure you in with seductive mystery and finesse. The vibrant and fresh salmon-pink coloured bubbles is coated with cherry, strawberry and rose-water allure infused with watermelon, Turkish delight and grapefruit. Redberry flavours attached to the fine elegant bubbles explode on the pallet and finish with a rich creamy aftertaste.


A cool and wet winter allowed vines to go into proper dormancy. We experienced severe winds at the end of November and extreme heatwave conditions at the end of December. Luckily this did not affect the sensitive flowering and ripening stages too much. We experienced a cool summer with the highest rainfall for February in many years. This resulted in slower ripening and the ability to harvest at lower sugar levels and with good canopy management and perfect harvest decisions we manage to bring the Sauvignon blanc in without any rot or spoilage problems due to the wet conditions during the latter ripening stages. This resulted in refined wines with elegance and good natural acidity.
The harvest dates were 30th January – 31th of February 2014.

In The Vineyard

Altitude: 100-150m above sea level and next to the Lourens River.
Age of vines: 7-10 years
Rootstock: 101-14 Mgt
Clones: PN52
Slopes: Situated on the valley floor
Row direction: East-West
Soil type: Varying soil types including high potential soil of Sweetwater and Tukulu


Alcohol: 11 vol %
pH: 3.2
Total acid: 7.5 g/l
RS: 5.0 g/l
Closure: Hand selected quality cork with wire hood

Wine Information

Cultivar: 62% Pinot noir, 38% Chardonnay
Age and lees: The wine spent a further 8 months in tank on its primary lees before it was sweetened again and inoculated for fermentation in bottle. 7% Chardonnay transferred to 205 liter French oak barrels halfway during fermentation and aged for 9 months. The wine spent 28 months on its lees in bottle before it was riddled and disgorged on the 24th of March 2017.