|Region||Western Cape Province|
Strawberry and red cherry aromas are complimented by red plum fruit, soft tannins and an elegant finish.
MATURATION POTENTIAL: Drink now or mature for up to two years.
This wine matches well with pizza, tomato based dishes, red meats, weekday drinking and good company.
The grapes harvested, crushed and the juice is settled on the skins for up to 7 days before fermentation is initiated. The wine experiences no oak maturation in order to retain its fruit forward flavour. After fermentation is completed the wine is left to mature in stainless steel tanks before bottling.
TONS PER HECTARE: 10-12t/ha
AGE OF VINES: 16 years old
SOILS: Well drained alluvial sandy soil; Karoo
Pinotage is a grape variety which was created in South Africa by crossing Pinot Noir and Hermitage (also known as Cinsault) in 1925. The Pinotage grape can survive the relatively dry weather in South Africa and produces a fruit forward wine with soft tannins. The majority of the world’s Pinotage is grown in South Africa and offers a unique point of difference in the world market.
R/S: 3,2g/l T/A: 5,3g/l pH: 3.50