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Because of unique and special geographic as well as climatic conditions South Africa is made for the cultivation of exceptional wines. The maritime clima and the cooling ocean breeze let the vines ripen ideally, while modern and careful cultivaton as well as well implemented cellar technology gets the best out of the wines. The wines can be matured in either stainless steel tanks or in French, American or Hungarien oak.
A big part of the taste of a wine is due to its terroir. It contains aspects like soil, the location, the weather as well as the mirco-climate. Only when a´ll these things come together can a real premium wine arise.
While the soil gives the much needed nutriends, location and sun exposure account for an ideal ripening of the vines. Even the air circulation right beneath the leaves is of high importance.
The vines grows in spring and stores the necessary energy to use it in the summer months together with the stored water and sun energy to develop strong grapes.
A healthy soil is very important for a good harvest. Additionally a careful yeald control has to be made. The grapes are best harvested by hand to treat them with the uttermost care.
A modern cellar technology is vital for the production of high-class wine. But only the experience and the smart use of it can get the best out of the grapes.
Natural as well as industrial yeasts can be used for the alcoholic fermentation. A strict temperature management decides about success or failure.
Red and white wines can be matured in stainless steel tanks or in oak barrels. There is no real "right way" to do this, it all depends on what kind of wine one wants to have.
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