by Rhone Street
Type: Red Wine
Waterkloof is a biodynamic estate in Stellenbosch based high on the slopes of the Scapenberg Mountains. The elevation and close proximity to False Bay mitigate temperatures during the growing season and lead to a long, even growing season. As a result their Mourvedre is an elegant and low alcohol expression rarely seen even in the varietal's home country of France. Worked and harvested by hand the vineyard is plowed using a horse in order to preserve the site’s natural biodiversity which is reflected in the unique herbal notes found in the finished wine. Called fynbos in Afrikaans the indigenous plants are famous for their fragrance and are not unlike the garrigue found in the South of France.