- regio: Robertson
- Colombard van wijnstokken aangeplant in 1987
- heel fijne neus, bescheiden zelfs, maar zeer helder, limoen, citroen, toetsje honing, hooi
- mooi steenfruit, frisse zuren, rond en zacht (strelend) in de mond, levendig karakter, droog, lange licht ziltige afdronk
- maaltijdwijn, ideaal bij oesters bv.
- op dronk, bewaart nog 3 jaar
Tim Atikin: More and more top producers seem to be recognising the potential of old-vine Colombard in the right soils. This 1987 planting from comparatively old vines is stony, pithy and almost Chenin Blanc like in aroma and flavour with some leesy weight and a dry, pithy finish.
The wine must be a true reflection of our terroir created from our own vineyards. Nurtured, produced and bottled with minimal
interference. "It's the soil with all the microbes, cycle of elements and the help of living organisms that creates the heartbeat for my vines. The location towards the sun, wind and holistic climate conditions reflects the uniqueness of each vineyard.
Spontaneous fermentation, no added yeast,
is used with no enzymes. Maturation takes
place in neutral vessels to bring through the
unique vineyard characteristics which is
specific to the site."
Lourens Van Der Westhuizen
Soil: Clay Loam
Climate: Influenced by everyday South Easterly breeze cooling off the valley, big variation in day & night temperatures in Summer leading to slow, even ripening!
Morning Fog and cold winter days with low to medium rainfall.
Location of vineyard: Between Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountain range, East facing slope above the banks of the Breede River, South in the Robertson Wine Valley, Wakkerstroom Wes, R317, Arendsig Farm