MERWIDA-Pinotage-NV

Pinotage 2015

This well balanced wine has a plummy, ruby colour with primary flavours of ripe banana and a pleasant finish of well integrated tannins from maturation in new French Oak barrels.

 

VARIETAL 100 % Pinotage
ORIGIN Breedekloof
SOIL TYPES Glenrosa
CLIMATE Moderate Mediterranean
AGE OF VINES 20 years
VINEYARD AREA 10 ha
YIELD PER HECTARE 11ton/ha
TRELLISED Extended 6 wire Perold
IRRIGATION Supplementary
CLONE PI48I
HARVEST DATES end Feb
DEGREE BALLING AT HARVEST 25.5 ° B
VINIFICATION Fermented in stainless steel tanks at 24°C for 10 days. Post fermentation cold soaking.
MATURATION Aged in new French oak
barrels for 18 months
AGING 1 – 5 years
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Density 0.9919
Alcohol 14.16%
pH 3.67
Residual Sugar 2.8
Total Acidity 5.9
FSO2 29
TSO2 71

 

SERVING SUGGESTION
Smoked duck, Chilli con Carne or a classic South African braai

 

AWARDS

Michelangelo 2014 – Gold