888 Pinotage Gold 2012

R1,250.00

Bottle Price R1250 | Case Price (3 Bottles) R3750

This is a rare Pinotage for the select few. Only eight hundred and eighty-eight bottles produced each vintage and are individually numbered and registered.

*Delivery will take 3 - 5 days. All products are non-refundable.

Description

Cultivar

100% Pinotage

Characteristics

Full bodied red wine, Fruit driven food wine

Tasting Notes

This dark red coloured wine has intense red fruit aromas of cherry, strawberry and cranberry, withunderlying coconut and cinnamon spice on the nose. These exquisite aromas carry through onto a rich, creamy palate where it lingers for moments after the wine exits the palate. Silky, well-integrated and elegant tannins keep this wine in perfect harmony and balance.

In the Vineyard

Soil low yielding well drained vertical schale / schist
Aspect east
Trellis and bush vines.

Harvest

Grapes were night harvested, picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 5.3 tons / ha

Cellar Practices

Grapes were hand picked at night. A 56 hours cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation. Pigaege took place 3 times per day to extract tannin and colour. Skins were pressed at 5°B. MLF took place in barrels. Matured for 22 months in 66% new and 34% 2nd fill French oak barrels.Blending a strict selection of 3barrels made this wine.

Ageing Potential

10 to 12Years after vintage

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 17ºC

Analysis
Winemaker Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 3.2 g/l
Acidity 5.7 g/l
ph 3.56
Alcohol 14.19 %
Appellation Tulbagh

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Additional information

Quantity

Bottle, 1 Case, 2 Cases, 3 Cases, 4 Cases, 5 Cases