Nebbiolo is king of the vineyards in Northern Italy. The name of the varietal comes from “nebbia”, which means mist. The misty conditions and soils of the Western Cape have favoured our Nebbiolo wine.
The grapes were harvested from the farm Dagbreek of which the vineyards lie within a few kilometres of the cellar. The vines, grafted onto Richter 99 rootstock, are relatively young. It grows in deep, sandy loam. Leaf canopies are well managed and protect the grapes against excessive direct sunlight. Based on soil moisture levels as measured by neutron hydrometers in the vineyards, controlled irrigation is applied, thereby also ensuring small berries filled with flavour.