Aaldering Lady M 2019

Aaldering Lady M 2019

Aaldering Lady M 2019

15 in stock

Aaldering Lady M 2019


15 in stock


Tim Atkin

Tim Atkin is a UK-based Master of Wine (MW) and wine journalist with an international following.

SKU WC110584-2019 Category


Aaldering Vineyards & Wines South Africa
Pinotage (100%) unwooded 2017


Tasting Notes

Deep red in colour with a hint of purple. Red cherry and raspberry notes are interspersed with savoury and smoky scents. Full bodied and supported by velvety tannins the wine finishes off with a sweet red berry taste which is nicely balanced out by the acidity.

Vineyard Notes

Soil: Decomposed Granite (Hutton, Clovelly Soils)

Rootstock: Richter 99

Orientation: South East Facing

Altitude: 110-160m above sea level

Clone PI48A

Planted 1998

Hectare 4.37

Winemaking Report

It was expected at this early stage that the 2019 grape crop will return to normal levels thanks to good rainfall hot on the heels of a three year-long drought. The size and quality of the 2019 grape crop was further influenced by weather conditions in the flowering period leading up to harvest, together with the vineyards’ ability to recover from the drought. We experienced good cold conditions during the winter and rainfall was higher than previous year. Spring has set in earlier, and the vines initially started to bud earlier than normal. In September, temperature fluctuations delayed vine growth however, and in certain cultivars resulted in late and uneven bud burst. By the end of September, temperatures rose again with subsequent good vine growth.

Aging Potential

This wine is unwooded and should therefore be treated as a white wine. It will age well for 5 years from vintage and was bottled with natural cork to allow the wine to breath and develop.

Food Matches

Enjoy this wine with seared tuna steak or a rack of lamb. Smoked duck and pulled pork, or simply as an aperitif.

Technical Analysis

ALC: 14.01%

RS: 2,5 g/l

TA: 4.8 g/l

pH: 3.84

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