Bonanzi Pinotage 2009

Bonanzi Pinotage
Bonanzi Pinotage

Varietal(s):

Pinotage

About the Bonanzi 

Collection The Bonanzi Terroir Collection identifies those wines from the Marianne single varietal range that truly stand out for their excellence, longevity and unique expression of Terroir.  Bonanziwines are limited releases identified only once a wine has developed in the bottle.

Winemaking

The grapes are handpicked at phenolic ripeness and stored at 10 °C overnight to delay fermentation and allow for a few days of pre-fermentation cold soaking. The wine is fermented fast, under 72 hours to dryness in order to maximize the extraction of color and soft tannins and avoid the development of bitter aromas. A rigorous regime of punch-downs and pump-overs is applied day and night for those three days.  After fermentation, further maceration for just under a week gives the wine its final extract before before it is transferred to first-fill French oak barrels for 18 months.

Winemaker’s comments

A typical expression of the varietal on the nose demonstrating notes of bitter cherries, violet and traces of tobacco. 2009 is a unique vintage with great drinkability for many 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

Gold Medal-Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2013

Analysis

Alcohol: 15,09 v/v

Residual Sugar: 2,9 g/l

Total Acidity: 6,5 g/l

pH: 4,23

Extract: 33,4 g/l

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