Estate: Aaldering Vineyards & Wines
Origin: South Africa
Region: Devon Valley, Stellenbosch
Variety: Pinotage Blanc (100%)
Colour: A unique off-white onion skin hue separates this wine from the rest of the pack. Nose: Prominent strawberry and candy floss aromas are supported by a medley of green apple, pear and banana notes. Palet: The sweet red berry flavours are balanced by delicate tart cherry flavours and hints of pink marshmallow and stone fruit. A round, creamy, full mouthfeel and minerality adds to the complexity of this uniquely feminine expression of the Pinotage cultivar.
Soil: Decomposed Granite (Hutton, Clovelly Soils)
Rootstock: Richter 99
Orientation: South East Facing
Altitude: 110-160m above sea level
Hectare: 6.5 ha.
A wet and cold winter after the drought of 2018 helped the vines in building up sufficient reserves for the 2020 growth season. Even budding and a cool growth season from September till January 2020 laid the foundation for good natural acidity and optimal phenolic ripeness in the grapes. The rain aided the vines basic water needs and we had to irrigate less thanks to Mother Nature’s bounty. With the hot days and cool nights from February, flavours and colour levels increased and led to the production of concentrated wines with a lively acidity. A great vintage for winemakers !
Enjoy right now or age up to 5 years after vintage thanks to the lively acidity. Bottled with a natural cork, in order to ensure a flawless aging capacity. Ideal serving temperature between 10-12°C.
This Pinotage Blanc can be drunk in multiple occasions, also as an aperitif. One can pair this wine with seared salmon or tuna and a delicate aioli served on fresh garden greens sprinkled with cashews.
ALC: 13.69% RS: 1.6 g/l TA: 5.8 g/l pH: 3.29