Vintage in the winery has started with some crushing of Verdelho for a Contract Client. The new vintages of the Verdelho (2011), Gewurztraminer (2010), Petit Verdot (2009) and Pinotage (2011) have all been released. The new 2011 Chardonnay (a real Classic- best I have ever made) and the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (a lovely drop) will be released shortly.
I have been working on a Bordeaux blend over the past year and some of you who have done my cellar tour would have tried it. It is a blend of Cab Sauv(60%), Petit Verdot (30%) and Merlot (10%)
It is now spending the last part of it's overall 20 months in some new oak and will be bottled in May.
A lovely elegant wine- watch this space.
< Image: All ready for the first crush.