One of the gems of the Cape, rich in heritage; as one of the oldest blocks of Pinotage in South Africa. A Single Vineyard, bushvine, planted in 1960. This vineyard was named after Thomas, the person who used to work with horse and plough in this vineyard on the old Canettevallei Farm. Hand harvested, sorted and de-stemmed. Yielding less than 3 tons per hectare. Cold soak for ten days at 8’C and fermented up to a maximum of 30’C. Manual punch downs and basket pressing. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Only 900 bottles total production.
Intense aromas of ripe plums and mulberries follow through onto a concentrated, rich, highly extracted palate ending in a pleasant, lengthy finish