750 ml

Winemaker’s Notes:

The late ripening grapes were picked in the early moning at 19°B. The were left overnight in a cold-room, then de-stemmed and crushed the following day and left for three hours with skin contact before being crushed and racked over into a stainless-steel tank to settle for three days. The must was then inoculated withNT 16 yeast. It was cold fermented in stainless-steel tanks for two weeks after which it was racked off its lees and allowed to settle in stainless steel tanks for two months before bottling.


Tasting Notes:

Palomino, also known in South Africa as” Fransdruif “or” White French”, actually originated in Andalusia in Spain. Normally used for making “sherry” style fortified wine, these 60-year-old vines, produce low yields with concentrated flavours, expressing a nose of white peach blossom, citrus flowers and lychee, peach, nectarine, and orange on the palate, with a buttery aftertaste. This unusual 100 % Palomino varietal, dry white is a small batch, handcrafted wine.

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Wine Maker: Graham Anley

Assistant Wine Maker: Ruduwaan Cooper

Origin: Calitzdorp

Varietals: Palomino

Vineyard: De Krans

Altitude & Orientation: 220 m in flat alluvial lands of the Gamka Valley, south of the town of   Calitzdorp.

Soil type & Rainfall: Flat, alluvial, sandy, and well-drained soil. Irrigation is by canals and flood irrigation from the Calitzdorp dam. The 2022 harvest experienced heavier than normal seasonal rainfall with a devastating hailstorm during the ripening period.

Climate: Continental with hot dry summer days and cool evenings. The diurnal temperature variation gives the grapes time to cool overnight, creating complexity in the wine.

Vineyard: Die Krans

Aging: Unaged

Bottling Date: May, 2022

Production: 300 bottles – 750ml


Alcohol 11 %

TA 3.8 g/l

pH 3.76

RS  2.0 g/l


750 ml