Reserve Pinotage Magnum 2009

R2,500.00

Category:
Cultivar

100% Pinotage.

Characteristics

Full bodied red wine, fruit driven food wine.

Tasting Notes

Wine has a deep purple colour. Sensual nose of blackcurrant and cherries, supported by ginger biscuit and banana leaf aromas. These exquisite aromas carry through onto a rich, creamy palate. Silky, well-integrated and elegant tannins keep this wine in perfect harmony and balance.

In the Vineyard

Soil: Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist.
Yield: 5,8 tons/Ha.
Aspect: West-North-West & East.

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 doing manual punch downs 3 times per day. Skins were gently pressed before fermented dry. MLF took place in barrels, after which it was matured for 20 months in 60% new and 40% 2nd fill French oak barrels. This wine was made by blending a strict selection of the best 10 barrels.

Ageing Potential

15 Years after vintage.

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 17°C.

Analysis
Winemaker Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 2.5 g/l
Acidity 5.6 g/l
ph 3.56
Alcohol 14.7 %
Appellation Tulbagh

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