Cape of Good Hope

KROMME VALLEI RIEBEEKSRIVIER PARELVALLEI ALTIMA ARBEIDSEND
ARBEIDSEND KROMME VALLEI RIEBEEKSRIVIER PARELVALLEI ALTIMA

Elandskloof

Altima

Situated in the isolated Elandskloof Valley just North of Villiersdorp, Altima was purchased from the Overnstone Family in 2008. It is 5km wide and surrounded by a steep mountain range rising 1km from the valley floor.

Climate

With a total average rainfall of 906mm per year, irrigation is generally unnecessary before the end of December. Coupled with the huge difference in temperatures between night and day, this continental climate is perfect for grapevine development.

Aspect

Vineyards are planted from 600m above sea-level, with the highest vineyard planted at 878m. The steep topography causes the valley to receive less direct sunlight, making for a distinct cool climate.

Soils

Good decomposed shale soils, from the Malmesbury group of soils, are the predominant soils on the farm. With high water-retention, organic matter and usually no chemical limitation it facilitates vigorous growth.

Varietals

Planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir and Merlot.

Altima Farm

Altima

Sauvignon Blanc

Appealing aromas of granadilla and grapefruit zest with a tinge of peach blossom.

Read More

Serruria

Chardonnay

Subtle whiffs of orange blossom, lime zest, vanilla cream and a light biscuit note.

Read More

Sneeuwkrans

Pinot Noir

Delicate hints of rose petal with bright red berries and persistent palate.

Read More
To use this site you must be 18 years or older. By clicking yes, you accept the terms and conditions of this site.