In the Vineyard
Typical conditions between March and November with average rainfall and a cold winter. Much lower rainfall from November through to March caused the vines to stop vegetative growth at the end of December. A warm Janaury and cool February resulted in early, but even ripening and development. High natural acids and concentrated fruit flavours define this high quality vintage.
Terra Del Capo Sangiovese is produced from fully ripe grapes, picked at 24.3-24.5˚Balling. The grapes were gently crushed so that the juice could be dry fermented dry on the skins in large oak fermenters. The grapes were then pressed and malolactic fermentation proceeds in stainless steel tanks. Matured in 500ℓ French oak barrels for 12 months, then bottled and bottle-aged for approximately 10 -12 months.