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

Veritas 2017 – Bronze

Michelangelo 2014 – Gold