Vibrant tones of lime and lemon with underlying wafts of warm Brioche and ripe winter melon.
The Hill & Dale label offers a range of accessibly-styled wines with a New World character for international appeal, created by award-winning winemaker, Guy Webber. Grapes for the Hill & Dale wines are selected from vineyards within the Stellenbosch region. Extensive vineyard management programmes are in place for each of the vineyards from which the fruit is selected. All aspects of the process are strictly governed so as to comply with the standards set for the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) system.
Area: The selected vineyards are grown are generally on the cooler south east-facing slopes with rows running from north-west to south-east in order to maximise the effect of the cooling maritime airflow during the hot summer ripening months.
Harvest: Grapes were harvested both by hand at an average of 22° Balling.
Vinification: Following clarification of the juice by floatation with nitrogen gas, it was inoculated with pure yeast cultures to optimize fermentation at around 16°C.
Ageing: After a four-month period of lees contact, the different batches were blended and prepared for bottling.