Pinotage

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Pinotage

Cultivar: Pinotage

Wine of Origin: Swartland

Wine Maker: Alecia Boshoff

Viticulturist: Tharien Hansen

Vineyard: Trellised vines with supplementary irrigation and dryland bush vines

Production: 8-10 ton per hectar

Harvest detail: Early in February at 26° Balling


Cellar Treatment:

Cold soaked overnight. Inoculated with selected yeast. Fermentation temperature reached 28 degree Celsius and thereafter fermented at 22 degree Celsius. Fermented on skins until enough flavour and colour were extracted for complexity and integration.Wine was matured with 80% French oak staves and 20% American oak staves which is blended with unoaked wine to enhance fresh fruity flavours.


Tasting notes:

The colour is an attractive bright ruby red with a purple rim, typical of a young Pinotage. The flavours of this unique South African cultivar are complex and exciting with ripe plum and fruitcake all beautifully integrated and then finished with subtle oak to for a lingering aftertaste.


Serve: An ideal accompaniment to lunchtime barbecues and rare beef.

Ageing: Ready to drink, but will benefit from another year in the bottle.


Alcohol: 14.33%

Residual Sugar: 4.3g/l

Total Acidity: 5.5g/l

pH: 3.66

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