Hammer And Tongs Or Belt En Kruisbande

Anysbos grapes

Despite the real chance of rain we decided to not pick the last block of grenache on Friday. Ok, our arses were covered by some very good grenache and cinsault and just brilliant shiraz already in the cellar. But then we do not make “arses-covered” wine.

It did rain. 49 millimetres. The skins could burst and the whole crop will be lost. And we’ll make far less, quality wine. The shiraz will do the heavy lifting. But with the grenache on par with the shiraz, we can start dreaming.

The whites look very very good. The yields are down. The chenin and marsanne are outstanding this year.

 Written by Johan Heyns