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Pinotage

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R 130

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750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

100% Pinotage

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

13.90% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.1
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 7 yrs
Origin: Franschhoek Appellation: Franschhoek

Tasting Notes:

Red fruit forward with black and blueberry flavours in the background while the light oaking accentuates flavours of plums and dark chocolate. A velvety palate with well integrated tannins which are supported by subtle smokiness leading into a lingering juicy finish.

Blackberry
Blackberry

Blueberry
Blueberry

Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate

Plum
Plum

Vineyards identified in the Wellington and Swartland regions which are grown in decomposed granite soils on easterly facing slopes. Well manicured and settled vines yielding a low 7 tonnes / ha.

Grapes were harvested early February at 24.4° and 25.6° Balling into small crates with good harvesting conditions throughout.

Fermentation took place in an open fermentation tank at 27°C with six to twelve punch-downs daily. The wine was pressed gently up to 1.3 Bar pressure after ten days. Malolactic fermentation took place in 100% older small French oak barrels.

Total maturation time in barrel was twelve months.

Food pairing

Coq au vin, ostrich carpaccio, roast duck, red meat or veal.

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