Private Cellar Pinotage 2015

R1,620.00

Bottle Price R270 | Case Price (6 Bottles) R1620

This dark red coloured wine has elegant red fruit aromas of cherry, strawberry and cranberry on the nose.

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Cultivar

100% Pinotage.

Characteristics

Full bodied red wine. Fruit driven food wine.

Tasting Notes

The 2015 vintage is regarded as a superlative one. This deep coloured Pinotage lives up to its expectations with its complex nose showing off layers of blackberry, as well as red berry aromas. Some mulberry notes, with underlying coconut and cinnamon spice on the nose are also present. Silky, elegant tannins keep this wine in perfect harmony and balance on a rich, mouth filling palate.

In the Vineyard

Soil: Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Yield: 6,4 tons/Ha
Aspect: West-North-West & East

Harvest

Grapes were night harvested and 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 doing manual punch downs 3 times per day. Skins were gently pressed before fermented dry. MLF took place in barrels. Matured for 22 months in 60% French and 40% American oak barrels. A total of 40% new, 30% 2nd fill and 30% 3rd fill barrels were used for ageing.

Ageing Potential

12 Years after vintage.

Serving Temperature

Enjoyed best served at 17°C.

Analysis
Winemaker Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 1.7 g/l
Acidity 6.0 g/l
ph 3.42
Alcohol 14.06 %
Appellation Tulbagh

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Quantity

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