Medium bodied red wine, Fruit driven
Intense dark red coloured. Aromas of black currant and mulberry, with an underlying cherry and fynbos nuances on the nose. These diverse aromas carry through onto a rich, velvety and complex palate supported by layers of well-rounded tannins. Gentle presence of oak on nose and palate supports this delicious Pinotage.
In the Vineyard
Soil Low yielding, well-drained vertical shale/schist
Aspect west north-west
Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours.
Yield 5.2 tons/ha
A 48-hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. Extraction during fermentation took place by pumping the juice over the skins 3 times per day. Skins were gently pressed before fermented dry. MLF took place in barrels. Matured for 18 months in 25% 2nd fill, 50% 3rd fill and 25% 4th fill French oak barrels.
7 years after vintage
Recommended to be served at 15ºC – 16ºC
|Residual sugar||3.1 g/l|