Country: South Africa
Grapes: Chenin Blanc
Type: Orange Wine
Viticulture: Organic Farming / Natural Wine
Vinification: Grapes are harvested by hand and whole bunch fermented. Aged in 500l barrels and one large tank. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a very small amount of sulphur added before bottling.
Bright golden colour with lots of depth and complexity. Minerality, pears, nuts and herbs. This really is a delicious wine!
After travelling extensively in Portugal and Austria learning his craft Craig Hawkins returned to South Africa and became the winemaker at top Swartland estate Lammershoek. Craig now makes his own wines from various small, organic vineyard sites in Swartland and makes his wine naturally, with as little intervention as possible. The climate in mediterranean with granite soils.