Private Cellar Pinotage 2017

R1,740.00

Bottle Price R290 | Case Price (6 Bottles) R1740

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

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Description

Cultivar

100% Pinotage.

Characteristics

Full bodied red wine. Fruit driven food wine.

Tasting Notes

This deep coloured wine shows intense black berry, mulberry and slight cigar box notes on the nose. Beautiful floral tones followed by layers of red fruits. The palate is balanced between a dense core of fruit, bright acidity and fine tannins. The finish is long and pure with delicate wood spice rounding off this exceptional Pinotage.

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 5.8 g/l
ph 3.58
Alcohol 14.5 %
Appellation Tulbagh

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Quantity

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