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WINEMAKER: Abrie Beeslaar
COMPOSITION: 100% Pinotage
ORIGIN: Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
AGE OF VINES: 32 to 67 year old bush vines
IRRIGATION: None – dry land vineyards
SOIL TYPE: Decomposed Granite and Hutton
YIELD: 5 tons per hectare
AGEING POTENTIAL: 10 to 15 years from vintage
PRODUCTION VOLUME: 13 000 cases (6 x 750ml)
Spicy Asian-style dishes | Aromatic curries Venison meat | Seared game fish | Duck
The preceding winter had sufficient rain and cold units. Throughout the harvesting period the weather remained favourable, with relatively warm days, no significant heatwaves and cool night temperatures.
Fermented in open top concrete fermenters at 280C. The floating skins were punched down by hand, every 2 hours during fermentation. The juice was drawn off the skins after 3 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 18 months in 80% new and 20% second fill 225L French Nevers oak barrels.
Bright purple-red colour. Bold aromas of plums, blackberries, hints of liquorice and tar, layers of smoke, roasted nuts and rich vanilla on the nose. The palate is packed with flavours of plums, cherries, black figs, dark chocolate, blackberries and spicy oak. The beautifully integrated plush, creamy tannins with satisfying acidity result in a wonderfully balanced wine with a long finish, promising great maturation potential.
ALC 14.30% | RS 2.9 g/l | TA 5.2 g/l | pH 3.71 | FREE SO2 41 mg/l | TOTAL SO2 99 mg/l | VA 0.7 g/l