Hand harvested, sorted and de-stemmed. Old hardy bush vines, surviving decades of formidable conditions, resulting in highly complex fruit; hence the name ‘Kanniedood’, meaning ‘cant die/diehard’ in Afrikaans. Yielding only 2.5 tons per hectare. Fruit undergoes fermentation in French and Hungarian oak; after fermentation the wine remains in barrels for a further 12 months for natural stabilization. Bâtonnage is carried out on a scheduled basis, to add complexity and a ‘buttery’ mouth feel.
Rich layers of citrus, peach and apple blossom, enhanced by a buttery mouth feel, lifted by a fresh acidity.