Saskia 2014

Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch

Area: Stellenbosch, on the bottom slopes of the Simonsberg
Altitude: 200 metres above sea level
Aspect: North-west
Row Direction: Not applicable
Year Planted: 1978
Soil Type: The soil is of slate origin. Well-drained clay loam soil with heavy clay in the subsoil and high content gravel in the topsoil.
Training: Bush vine
Pruning: Spur pruned
Irrigation: Supplemental
Plant Density: 4000 vines per hectare (1m X 2.5m spacing)
Cropping: 8 tons/ha or 50 hl/ha

Chenin Blanc Swartland - Morelig

Area: Swartland on the north-eastern slopes of the Paardeberg
Altitude: 250 metres above sea level
Aspect: North-west
Row Direction: Not applicable
Year Planted: 1980
Soil Type: Well drained sandy/quartz topsoil, with granite subsoil
Training: Bush vine
Pruning: Spur pruned
Irrigation: None
Plant Density: 4000 vines per hectare (1m X 2.5m spacing)
Cropping: 4tons/ha or 25hl/ha

Chenin Blanc Swartland - Langkloof

Area: Swartland on the Northern Eastern Slopes of the Paardeberg
Altitude: 303m above sea level
Aspect: East
Row Direction: Not applicable
Year Planted: 1971
Soil Type: Well drained sandy/quartz topsoil, with granite subsoil
Training: Bush Vine
Pruning: Spur pruned
Irrigation: None
Plant Density: 2500 vines per hectare (1.2m X 3.4m spacing)
Cropping: 4tons/ha or 25hl/ha

Viognier

Area: Northern Paarl, on the southern slopes of the Paardeberg
Altitude: 200 metres above sea level
Aspect: East-south-east
Row direction: North-east, south-west
Year Planted: 2004
Soil Type: Brown clay loam soil. From granitic origin with a high content of coffee stone gravel in the upper soil and shale in the subsoil.
Training: 7-wire vertical trellis
Pruning: Spur pruned
Irrigation: Supplemental drip irrigation
Plant Density: 2900 vines per hectare (1.25m X 2.75m spacing)
Cropping: 4 tons/ha or 25 hl/ha

Clairette blanche

Area: Swartland on the north-eastern slopes of the Paardeberg
Altitude: 250 metres above sea level
Aspect: North-east
Row direction: Not applicable
Year Planted: 1980
Soil Type: Well drained sandy/quartz topsoil, with granite subsoil
Training: Bush Vine
Pruning: Spur pruned
Irrigation: None
Plant Density: 4000 vines per hectare (1m X 2.5m spacing)
Cropping: 3 tons/ha or 25hl/ha