WINE OF ORIGIN: SIMONSBERG, STELLENBOSCH
Our Pinotage 2017 was hand-picked at optimum ripeness, sorted and vinified from a 17 year old, dry-land bush vine single vineyard. Fermentation – shorter fermentation and maceration period than other reds with extra plunging to enhance colour and fruit flavours. Cold maceration is a very good way to enhance those subtle leathery aromas in Pinotage.
Barrel maturation – The wine is matured for 12 months in a selection of 30% new, 50% 2nd, 20% 3rd fill French 300 litre barrels. Malolactic fermentation is completed in barrels. There are typical varietal earthy notes on the nose. Subtle mocha flavours with savoury red fruit and plum aromas on the mid pallet.
The winemaker suggests Pinotage 2017 can be enjoyed now but will definitely improve with bottle age (up until 6 years from vintage) and compliments the following foods: Red Meats, roasts, venison, chocolate chilly steak and strawberries.
Residual Sugar: 3.4g/l
Total Acidity: 4.6g/l
R140.00 per bottle including VAT
Sold in cases of 6 bottles