February 22, 2006
Pinotage skins caught in the act of releasing their last drops of wine
We started our harvest programme with Pinotage.
That sugar-rich white juice is now dry, red and headed for the barrel.
Most of our white varieties have been picked in the meantime.
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio (with its red skins), Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Viognier are all somewhere in the fermentation process.
Shiraz and Merlot are also still fermenting while the Cabernets still carry on gathering ripeness in the vineyard.
We have varieties that almost always ripen earlier than others. And we have vineyards in locations (terroir) that influence and modify this.
So there are blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon on the rolling hillsides of Darling, near the sea, that have already finished fermentation and Sauvignon Blanc (our earliest white) in Stanford, also near the sea, that is still on the vine.
Which part is science and which part is art?
Posted by graham knox at February 22, 2006 7:57 PM
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Wonderful picture. I'll have to be satisfied with the UK offerings (which are great).
Other item - Where can I buy Stormhoek online? Seems only John Lewis sell your Pinot Grigio but nothing else. Help me! :)
Posted by: Ray Booysen at February 27, 2006 12:51 PM
You can order all our wines online at www.sawinesonline.co.uk they will deliver a whole case, mixed case - whatever you fancy. As a bonus you get £10.00 off your first order. Hope this helps you, and enjoy!
Posted by: chris at March 2, 2006 9:30 AM
Thanks for the comment. Ordering this weekend!
Posted by: Ray Booysen at March 3, 2006 2:10 PM
Where I can buy this wine in America online or otherwise? I live in Reno, Nevada. Thanks!
Posted by: NVMojo at September 12, 2006 12:32 AM