Touch Pinotage 2021

R1,200.00

Bottle Price R200 | Case Price (6 Bottles) R1200

Aromas of cranberry and subtle hints of mulberry and vanilla spice. The lively palate is rich and creamy and finishes with smooth and well-matured tannins.

 

Cultivar

100% Pinotage

Characteristics

Medium-bodied red wine. Fruit driven.

Tasting Notes

Intense dark red coloured wine. Aromas of black currant and mulberry, with underlying cherry and fynbos nuances on the nose. These diverse aromas carry through onto a rich, velvety, complex palate supported by layers of well-rounded tannins. The gentle presence of oak on the nose and palate supports this delicious Pinotage.

In the Vineyard

Soil: Low yielding, well-drained vertical shale/schist
Yield: 6,4 tons/Ha
Aspect: west-north-west

Harvest

Grapes were night-harvested, picked by hand to retain flavours.

Cellar Practices

A 48-hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. Extraction during fermentation took place by pumping the juice over the skins 3 times per day. Skins were gently pressed before fermented dry. MLF took place in barrels. Matured for 20 months in 20% 2nd fill, 40% 3rd fill, and 40% 4th fill French oak barrels.

Ageing Potential

8 Years after vintage.

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 14°C.

Analysis
Winemaker Adriaan Jacobs
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 2.4g/l
Acidity 6.0 g/l
ph 3.52
Alcohol 14.0%
Appellation Tulbagh

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