The Pledge Our Old Vine 2022


A captivating straw-gold colour. On the nose, delightful aromas of lemon zest, fresh pineapple, elder flower, honey suckle and subtle hints of vanilla lactone. On the palate, a symphony awaits, with notes of baked apple, luscious honeydew melon and the rich essence of roasted macadamia nuts, all complemented by a delightful touch of spice.



This 1.76 ha Old Vine vineyard was planted in 1983 on decomposed granite in a E-W row direction. The duplex soil contains gravel and sand with clay underneath. Drip irrigation helps for stress relief during pre- and post-harvest and to preserve flavours and aromas. Low yields of 6-7 tons per hectare are obtained.



Handpicked grapes. Overnight skin contact in the press, which allows the few raisin-berries to swell which contribute a honey suckle aroma. After two days of settling, the juice was fermented in a stainless-steel tank at about 15-17°C with specially selected yeast strains. Halfway through fermentation the must was moved to a combination of 300L and 400L French oak barrels (with a blonde to medium light toasting, of which 77% first fill and 23% second fill) for 12 months. No malolactic conversion occurred to preserve the freshness of the wine. Only the best barrels were selected for this wine two months before bottling.

Michelangelo International Wine And Spirits Awards 2023
Double Gold

Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Style of Wine: Barrel-fermented dry white
Certification: Certified Heritage Vineyard (Old Vine Project)

Technical Information:

Unit of measure: 750ml
Allergens: Contains sulphites.

Alc: 14.43 Vol%
RS: 2.1 g/l   
pH: 3.49   
TA: 5.8 g/l