Anwilka Vineyards, is a picturesque 40 hectare property located just a few kilometers from the ocean in Stellenbosch’s prime Helderberg region. Established as a joint venture between Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus, Bruno Prats of Chateau Cos d’Estournel and Lowell Jooste of Klein Constantia, the primary objective was to spare no cost when it came to wine quality.
Grapes were handpicked in small crates in late March/early April. Bunches were sorted before de-stemming, and the berries re-sorted prior to crushing, with the crusher positioned above the stainless steel tanks to allow gravity-feeding. Lengthy pump-overs and extended maceration ensured gentle extraction of ripe polyphenols. Varieties were matured separately in 50% new French oak for six months before blended together and aged for an additional nine months.
A deeep colored core gives way to a youthful ruby rim. Enticing aromas of oak spice and violets strike the nose. Vivid redcurrant and damson flavors, framed by supple tannins, and carried by a fine thread of acidity lead to a long, fresh and complex finish.