Grapes are from Fairtrade certified vineyards predominantly in the Swartland region. These vineyards are trellised and grow on red Hutton soils. The grapes were handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation is initiated with selected yeast strains and is kept under 26°C. Malolactic fermentation is completed in tank, 80% of the wine is matured for 12 months in 6 year old 225L barrels and 20% in new 225L French and American oak barrels.