2016 Offered no ordinary harvest. An abnormally dry winter set the scene for an abnormally dry and hot period during ripening which led to a significantly lighter crop.
Grape bunches were lighter with less, smaller berries. The advantage here is that the berries are more concentrated. We also found that the grapes physiologically ripened at lower sugar levels which will be good for managing the alcohol levels.
So far the wines are showing great promise. The white wines have beautiful tropical flavours, while the reds are showing deep bright colour and layered aromas.
Especially the Chenin Blanc and Pinotage are showing all the makings of superb 2016 wines.