Longridge Misterie 2015
This extraordinary wine is an elegant, layered and well-balanced wine with fine structured tannins. The nose offers an array of potpourri notes, following through with intricate nuances of red berries and dark Cherries, ending with a lusciously lingering dance on the palate.
Accolades: Wine of the year (Pinotage) – Tim Atkin MW 2019; 95/100 Tim Atkin MW 2019; 95/100 Christian Eedes 2019
AROMA PROFILE – This vintage delivered a medium bodied wine with a savoury nose and slight cedar characters. Ripe, yet soft tannins complement the aromas of plump dark, red fruit and ripe strawberries with a hint of dark chocolate and cocoa on the nose.
TERROIR – Rooted in the oldest viticulture soil in the world, it is made up of decomposed granite on the lower slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. This vineyard enjoyed the refreshingly cool breezes from False Bay (Atlantic Ocean) during the day and cool air at night flowing down the mountain, resulting in even ripening of the berries and good natural acidity. The macro climate is maritime, with cold wet winters and sunny warm summers, with the Helderberg Ward being the coolest in the Stellenbosch region.
VITICULTURE – The vineyards are meticulously cared for by hand. The crop is reduced to ensure maximum quality. Organic and biodynamic practices are employed by not using any pesticides, herbicides or chemical spray.
VINIFICATION – Meticulous hand sorting before fermenting naturally for 10 days in stainless steel tanks and then pressed. This wine has been matured in French oak barrels for 26 months and is ready for drinking now, but will continue to develop over the next 10-15 years.
ORIGIN – Stellenbosch
WINEMAKERS – Jasper Raats & Hendrien de Munck
AWARDS – 93/100 Tim Atkin MW 2017