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Aaldering Vineyards & Wines South Africa
Devon Valley, Stellenbosch Pinotage Blanc (100%)
This rare variety of Pinotage (Blanc de Noir) boasts a medley of Pomegranate, Blood orange, Strawber- ries and Guava offers an intrinsic combination of fruit on the nose, supported by a creamy and refreshing mouthfeel.
Clone: PI48A Rootstock: Richter 99 Planted: 1998 Hectare: 4.37 ha.
Soil: Decomposed Granite (Hutton, Clovelly Soils) Orientation: South East Facing
Altitude: 110-160m above sea level
Harvest 2017 started 2 weeks later than 2016 on the23rd of January 2017. What started off as a very dry season, stayed rather cool in comparison with the previous vintage. We had very little rain, but the climatic conditions were very favourable with cooler days that helped with flavor and color production.
Grapes were harvested on two separate occasions and both early in the morning. The first part was harvested at 22.5 degrees Balling and the second harvesting took place at 27 degrees Balling. All grapes were cooled down the day before and whole bunch pressed to reduce color extraction and create a near Champagne colored wine. Juice was settled and then inoculated with selected yeast strains (VL3 & X16) and then fermented in stainless steel. The wine was left on the lees for 4 months and bottled short after to protect its freshness.
Already drinking beautifully but will cellar and mature well for another three to five years. Ideal serving temperature between 8-10°C/50-54°F.
This Pinotage Blanc can be drunk in multiple occasions, also as an aperitif. Food and wine pairing can be found with seared Tuna, Creamy mussels, a Caprese Salad or a fish dish like Yellowtail amongst others.