Aaldering, Pinotage 2012, Magnum

70.00

41 in stock

SKU: WC110586-2012 Category:

Description

Technical Analysis

ALC: 14.50%

Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l

Total Acid: 5.2 g/l

FSO2: 19

TSO2: 124

pH: 3.61

Tasting Notes

Intriguing aromas of raspberry, dark cherry and cloves supported by re ned tannins that enhances the delicate character of this Pinotage and re ects

Vineyard Notes

Clone: PI48A
Rootstock: Richter 99
Al tude: 110-160m above sea level Hectare: 4.37 ha.

Winemaking Report

Soil: Decomposed Granite (Hutton, Clovelly Soils)

Orientation: South East Facing

Planted: 1998

2012 was a challenging vintage with early rains and cold weather. This top quality Pinotage crop was harvested over 4 different days. All lots were treated differently according to their tannin structure and analysis, all in order to create an interesting and complex blend.

Pump overs were carried out every 6 hours on this wine, and for 1.5 hours each initially, to maximize extrac on from the fruit. Grapes were pressed just as fermentation ceased. The wine went through malolactic fermentation in stainless steel, and was then racked to barrels for maturation. Maturation occurred in 225L French oak barrels for a period of 26 months, after which it was blended to stainless steel for bottling. The wine then went through course filtration into the bottle

Ageing Potential

Enjoy right now or age up to 6-8 years. Bo led with a natural cork closure, in order to ensure a unique aging capacity. Ideal serving temperature between 16-18°C/61-64°F.

Food Matches

Suckling pig, smoked and Peking duck, lamb, South African potjies, beetroot, hoisin sauce, Oriental spices.

 

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