Rated 94 Points by Tim Atkin
The fruit was 100% whole bunch fermented and left to start fermenting naturally with one punch down per day performed. After pressing, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel. The barrels were blended together after 10 months in barrel and bottled right after. No enzymes or commercial yeast was used in making the wines.Because of the extreme drought condition, our production of all our parcels were down, and because of the heat during the harvest season we decided not to add cinsaut into our final blend, the wine were more complete with the syrah
Label Story: The name has several meanings to me. It is not only a reminder of some sage advice from my grandfather who always told me that if you want to make a success of something you need to put in the hard yards and graft (symbolized by the man working in the top left hand corner) but also symbolizes how two individual parts can be grafted together to form a stronger and more meaningful whole as shown by the vines being grafted together. The honeybee and finch are both very hardworking and despite not always knowing if what they are doing will work still graft and get it done. The stamp symbolizes our South African heritage.