Stellenbosch / Elgin Hoopenburg is unique in that they are the only wine estate in South Africa where 100% of our grapes are produced from low yielding bush vines. Hoopenburg adheres environmentally-friendly and responsible farmin principles. The wine making process complements the grapes’ natural potential. All grapes are handpicked and sorted to have only the best juices extracted. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks or in open casks after which the wine is aged in French oak barrels. The fragile Pinot Noir berries were gently handled and fermented for thirteen days on the skins. The wine was then pressed and laid down to rest in French Oak barrels for twelve months. No racking occurred to limit oxidation. Finally the wine was racked into a tank. No fining occurred and a very coarse filtration was done, so as not to damage the fruit.