Pinotage 2008

Pinotage
Pinotage

Varietal(s):

100% Pinotage

Winemaking

The grapes were handpicked at phenolic ripeness and stored at 10 °C to ensure the finest flavor and freshness. Upon crushing, a temperature of 10 °C was maintained and both skins and juice were left in contact in stainless steel tanks for 10 days for optimum color and character extraction. After fermentation, flavour and color is allowed to develop for a period of 3 weeks before the wine is transferred to third filled French oak barrels for 16-22 months. The use of third filled allows us to delicately enhance the fruit flavours within the wine without destroying them.    

Winemaker’s comments

Deep ruby red in color, this wine has a deep nose with aromas of dark fruits, currants, and mint. Intense and complex on the palate with fruit flavors of plum and red cherry. Flavors are well balanced and give a long lasting fruity finish.  The wine is perfect to drink now yet could mature well within the bottle for a further 5 years.  

Food Pairing

This wine is ideal with barbequed meats and spice-oriented dishes and will fare very well with a traditional South African braai. 

Awards

3 ½ Star John Platter 

 

Analysis

Alcohol: 14,00 v/v

Residual Sugar: 3,2 g/l

Total Acidity: 6,5 g/l

pH: 3,9

Extract: 33,9

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