The Small Batch Collection wines are made in miniscule quantities and allow us to explore various winemaking techniques, grape varietals and vineyards. Sometimes it’s about pushing the winemaking boundaries and sometimes it’s all about figuring out the best way to capture the pure essence of a specific vineyard. The lessons we learn when making these wines are applied to our general vineyard and winery strategies.
The Kaalgat Steen (meaning naked Chenin Blanc in Afrikaans) is the most “natural” expression of a single vineyard that we could come up with. Grapes were fermented with the skins intact and no additions, other than a small amount of SO2 prior to bottling, were made to the resulting wine.