“Ploegperd” is produced from old vines planted in the Piekenierskloof. A blend of Palomino (or “Fransdruif as it used to be called), Chenin Blanc (or “Steen”) and Grenache Blanc come together to remind us of a time when we still named our own cultivars, worked the land by horse and planted vines that would one day tell the story of South African wine culture. Piekenierskloof is a very special area where the extreme difference in day and night temperatures create the perfect environment for dryland grape growing. This area boasts with some of the oldest vineyards in the country. The Palomino (planted in 1974) and the Chenin Blanc (planted in 1973) are both certified Old Vines. The Grenache Blanc (planted in 1992) has not yet reached 35 years and thus cannot be certified yet, but is well on its way to producing high quality fruit. It’s for this reason, that the Grenache Blanc component is limited to less than 15% of the final blend. It is the oldest block of Grenache Blanc in the country and we are lucky to have Rosa Kruger, the specialist in old vine viticulture, looking after these treasured vineyards.
Wild buchu, yellow fruit and salty minerality on the nose.
Bright straw with a hint of green in the glass.
Crunchy green apple, zesty acidity and good concentration with a bone dry finish and lingering savoury note.
69% Chenin Blanc | 16% Palomino | 15 % Grenache Blanc
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