Honest is the word that best describes the wines of Olifantsberg – wines that reflect the legend of Olifantsberg and its distinct personality. When we taste a young wine, we ask: does it evoke a mental and sensory picture that will do this special place justice?
To make sure the wines accurately portray the site where the vineyard grows, the winemaker has to treat the fruit very gently. The aim is to produce wines that taste natural, balanced and not overworked. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts and whole bunches, and using more natural vessels like foudres and concrete eggs which help to preserve fruit purity, are just some of the techniques we use to achieve this.
We work with different clones to show more sides of each grape variety, and create a wider picking window in each variety to achieve natural complexity. The different vineyard batches of each variety are all vinified separately and then carefully blended together to showcase the full varietal character and nuances of the grape.