All the grapes came from a block on their farm located in
Stellenbosch. All the vineyards are trellised. All grapes are harvested by hand in individual
bins in optimal conditions to ensure true quality from beginning to end. The Pinot Gris is
picked in three batches. Early pick to add freshness, middle pick to add structure and a small
late pick to add body. This wine is predominantly made up of the first two picks.
This wine was whole bunch pressed. It was then naturally fermented in
predominantly stainless steel and a small portion in old oak. It spent around 6 months on the
lees. The wine was later blended before bottling.
The wine is nice and fresh with hints of Granny Smith apple some pear and
white peach. The lees contact adds lovely texture and weight to the palate.
South Africa Stellenbosch
Residual sugar 2.3
The great grandfather, Dr. William Charles Winshaw was born in the
USA. He ran away from home when he was 12 years old. He travelled around the USA
surviving on the odd job and favour, living a life of adventure. With time he studied to be
medical doctor and later travelled to South Africa caring for the Queen’s Horses. Later he
settled in South Africa where he pursued his passion to become a winemaker.