Saronsberg Newsletter | February 2013

Friday, 1 February, 2013
This time of year it seems that in all the newsletters you read the first words to leap enthusiastically off the screen is a happy new year’s greeting, filled with hope and promise. I think it can be contributed to the holiday spirit of the well-rested author. Well, you know me better – and I was on duty the entire festive season. Nonetheless, I will wish all of you the euphoria of the first few weeks of unbridled enthusiasm for 2013’s prospects.
Now, let's take a look at 2012 as it seems my writing in 2012 did not match my good intentions of keeping you informed.

At the beginning of 2012, Chris Immelman joined us as viticulturist - just in time as the workload seems to be getting bigger with the ever-expanding vineyards. Chris is a farm boy from Montagu; that he has farming in his blood is evident in the care he gives to the vineyards and the results speak for themselves.

The wines did phenomenally well the past year and received a slew of awards, both locally and internationally. The dearest might be the Viognier, which has been consistently awarded, validating our belief that it is a cultivar well suited to our range and that our approach to produce a more elegant style has been correct. I feel that I'm getting to grips with Viognier and am most pleased with the 2011, although it will only be showing at its best in a year or two.