Full bodied red wine. Fruit driven food wine.
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
Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours.
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.
12 Years after vintage.
Enjoyed best served at 17°C.
|Residual sugar||1.7 g/l|