- Appletiser road ,Elgin, South Africa
About the Winery
The high-lying cool-climate Elgin Valley, cradled in the ancient sandstone Hottentots-Holland and Kogelbergmountains, was traditionally an apple-growing region. Now award-winning wines showing exceptional poise, finesse and elegance are produced here.
Due to vineyards elevated between 260and 600 meters above sea level and the unique terroir, the grapes ripen on the vines for longer than local in-land and many of the world's most famous wine regions. The average annual rainfall is1,011mm with 366mmfalling in summer, and parent soils comprise of Table MountainSandstone and Bokkeveld Shale.
T’Kane Ouwe Straw wine
About the wine
T’Kane Ouwe, translated as Eland’s Path, was a track used by the Khoi herders crossing over the Gantouw mountain range.
This straw wine has a natural sugar concentration and well-balanced acidity which ensure an elegant and fresh dessert wine. Notes of honey, almonds, and sweet floral aromas follow through to the palate. Silky smooth texture and a lengthy finish.
Total acid: 5.09 g/L
Residual sugar: 37.8 g/L
Elgin, Western Cape
This straw wine was made from aromatic, Viognier grapes. The grapes were harvested at 23°B. The bunches were spread out on straw to absorb the moisture whilst the shaded sun dries the grapes gradually. After 10 days, the sugar concentrates to 28°B to 30°B. The grapes are pressed and the juice settled before transferring to very old French oak barrels. The juice undergoes natural fermentation and no sulfuring takes place for 3 months following fermentation. After this 3-month period, wines are lightly sulphured and further matured in barrel for 6 months