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2013 Vintage Brut

2013 Vintage Brut

Stellenbosch experienced a late harvest season. Prolonged winter conditions continued in some areas up until September, followed by a cool spring, which delayed bud burst by 7 to 14 days. The cold, wet weather conditions ensured even bud burst, as well as the accumulation of water supplies that would allow the vineyards to cope with the warmer conditions later in the season. Ideal weather conditions during the harvest season – moderate day temperatures, cool night temperatures and no prolonged rain of heat waves – had a positive impact on wine grape quality and establishing good colour and flavour. All the grapes came from the False Bay region in Stellenbosch. Traditional varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were used. Because of early picking no additional irrigation was needed and canopy was opened to ensure enough sun exposure of the bunches.