Beaumont bottled the first single varietal Mourvèdre in the country in 1999 and since then have produced limited amounts of this fascinating grape every year.
This unique wine was made from a small parcel of Mourvèdre with a low crop yield of 2 -4 tons/ha. Grapes were harvested at full ripeness, cold soaked, fermented in concrete tanks with 30% whole bunch and allowed a post maceration of 3 weeks, thereafter it was pressed directly into 100% French oak barrels.
ANALYSIS: ALC 13.41 | TA 5.5g/L | RS 2.6 g/L | ph 3.57
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Sebastian and his team are fortunate to have 40 years of viticulture experience on this unique farm.
His wine making approach is instinctive, believing that wine is made in the vineyards and minimal intervention is needed. Ancient, low-yielding Chenin Blanc and Pinotage vines are honoured in the process, allowing the wines to be a true reflection of the land and vineyards. He has a hands-on approach to wine-making, using old-cellar techniques like natural yeasts and old open concrete ‘’kuipe’’ fermenters.
His non-conformist approach embraces the old but also creatively uses modern winemaking techniques to produce limited quantities of specialised, characterful and authentic wines.