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Rich flavours of cherries and ripe plum fruit with hints of chocolate and spice.
Portuguese varietals where planted in Calitzdorp during the late 1970’s with Tinta Barocca being the first to find its way to the Klein Karoo. Now Calitzdorp is known as South Africa’s Port Capital with these varietals leading the way. 30-year-old vines are planted in shallow Karoo sand/clay on Buffelsvlei. Vines are trellised and micro irrigated.
Selected blocks are handpicked mid to late February at 26o Balling. Bunches are destemmed, crushed and rapidly cooled in an open fermenter. Grapes are left to spontaneously start fermenting after which at the desired sugar the fermentation is stopped by adding alcohol to the must. Skins are the pressed and the wine is matured in old 300 liter barrels. Before bottling different vintages are blended for a beautiful complex fruity Cape Ruby
Vitis Vinifera ’18: Gold
Platter’s Wine Guide 3½ Stars ’19, ‘18
4-star in Platter 2009 up to 2017
Highest rating in Peter Schulz Port
Challenge: Wine 2005, 2007, 2008
Best Value: Wine Magazine 2007,
2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014