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Intellego - The Sleeping Co-Pilot

Intellego - The Sleeping Co-Pilot


Crunchy Acidity. Candy up front. Honey on the backend. Savory finish. Can’t recommend this one enough. 

Viognier whole bunch fermented for 14 days on the skins in open tanks. Aged in old 500L & 300L  barrels for 10 months.

The wine gets its name from the intern that worked with us during the first season of making this wine. When collecting the grapes his only job was to keep me awake with conversation but 30 minutes into the drive I found myself the only one awake while my co-pilot was sleeping.
About the Winemaker:

Our philosophy remains minimal intervention during the winemaking process and the wines are a celebration of the hard work done in the vineyard. For us it is intuitive winegrowing, an evolution through experimentation on small pockets of land selected in the Swartland Appellation. Intellego’s true passion is the real work that happens in the vineyard with a hands-on approach, understanding seasonal influences and adjusting based on constant observation of the terroir. 

A big aim is to create optimum soil conditions through organic practices where the vines will be nurtured for an indefinite period of time, creating conditions for each block to have their own individual character. We grow grapes in an environment that is beneficial to the plant and its roots in this Mediterranean like climate. Mother nature has given us the opportunity to discover its true potential and by establishing vineyards on favorable sites we can express ourselves and at the same time contribute to a healthier environment.