bottle Cellar Master Range
An outstanding Colombard fermented and aged in American and French oak barrels. In This wine, flavors of granadilla and guava are rounded off with subtle vanilla imparted to it by the oak.
From a specific five-hectare parcel grown in the Orange River on an island with the name ‘Skanskopeiland’, the Visser family of ‘Omstaan Boerdery’ cultivates these grapes. With the island providing the ideal micro climate, early morning mist envelopes the vines where they grow in soil fertilised by millennia of flooding.
Harvested early in the morning, at the perfect ripeness, the grapes were transported to the cellar and immediate juice extraction took place under reductive conditions. Some lees are transferred with the clear juice to the fermentation tank and a cold fermentation process is followed.
Halfway through fermentation the wine is transferred to second, third and fourth fill barrels. The temperature rises slightly during the final part of fermentation in the barrels imparting a richer mouthfeel. The wine is left on its lees for six months after which it is blended and bottled.