| Most of the fruit for this wine was sourced from our own vineyards with a few selected parcels from other Stellenbosch vineyards. 2018 was yet again a very dry season and a relatively warm winter. This led to a rather uneven bud break and the vineyard team had to pay very careful attention to practices to help ensure as even ripening as possible. However, some cool weather late in the season helped us achieve good physiological ripeness without excessive sugar levels. Owing to the small crop and berry size careful attention was paid in the winery to not over extract the wines as well as careful blending to ensure we maintain consistency of quality style from a challenging vintage.