Medium bodied red wine. Fruit driven.
The concentrated 2018 vintage led to producing a Pinotage with a vibrant dark red colour. Aromas of beautiful red fruit with predominant cherry nuances and whiffs of early morning Cape Fynbos 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 well poised wine.
In the Vineyard
Soil: Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Yield: 5,1 tons/Ha
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 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 30% 2nd fill, 50% 3rd fill and 20% 4th fill French oak barrels.
7 Years after vintage.
Recommended to be served at 16°C.
|Residual sugar||2.0 g/l|