Created by combining two fiano clones, this wine appears more alluring with each passing vintage. In 2018, the voluminous aromatics entice and intrigue with dramatic lemon and orange blossom before a silky smooth palate that has good weight and admirable viscosity. The finish shows a touch of talc and is crisp, dry and savoury.
Ageing potential: First vintage 2014 so as yet unknown.
Source: Grosset Rockwood Vineyard (ACO certified organic)
Site: North-eastern extreme of Watervale sub-region at high altitude (460m)
Soil: Hard red rock (slate-like) with a poor orange/red loam for topsoil
Clones: The only known planting in SA of a rare Fiano clone (VCR3) and now also Savio clone
Yield: Low to very low vigour and yield (less than 1 bottle per vine)
Canopy: Vertical shoot (where sufficient growth)
Bunch size: Very small bunches.
Fruit colour: Medium to dark yellow.
Harvest date: March 4th – March 6th 2018
Fermentation: Separate for each clone
Fruit flavours: Grape-pulpy richness and crisp freshness
Profile: Weighty and complex; textural and dry
Fining: Nil- suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Release Date: 16th October 2018
Availability: Restricted to members and a few restaurants due to small productionContinue reading →