The Sleeping Co-Pilot 2019
Region: Swartland WO
Soil: Oakleaf, glenrosa
Average Age of Vines: 20 years
Farming: Dry farm, natural
Harvest: By hand
Winemaking: Whole bunch fermented for 14 days on the skins in open tanks
Ageing: In 300L and 500L old barrels for ten months
Label: The wine gets its name from the intern that worked with them during the first season of making this wine. When collecting the grapes his only job was to keep Jurgen awake with conversation but 30 minutes into the drive, Jurgen found himself the only one awake while his co-pilot was sleeping.
A wine that shows what Viognier is capable of in the hands of a creative mind. A skin contact wine of subtlety and freshness, with aromas of honey blossom, apricots and wild roses, this is amongst the prettiest orange wines we can think of. It’s a wine for dreamers; make sure you have a pen to hand when you drink this.