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Kaapzicht Pinotage 2017

$39.00
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Product Notes

Technical Analysis:

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Alcohol - 14.80%
pH - 3.56
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.6 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes
Forward wild fruit, prune and youngberry with toasted cedar, vanilla and gun smoke. The palate starts out racy, with a red fruited bright core and firm tannins, developing further complexity of sour cherry, cola, green olives and smoke. A distinctive expression of pinotage.

Ageing Potential
This Pinotage is accessible now but will also age well for the next 5-10 years.

Variety
100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions
Delicious served with barbecued ostrich steaks or springbok fillet.

In The Vineyard
19 year old bush vines planted in weathered granite soil. Yield of 4.2 tons per hectare - all dry land, unirrigated.

About The Harvest
Grapes were picked at full ripeness (25° Balling) with a yield of 4.2 tons per hectare.

In The Cellar
Fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over 3-4 times a day. After a light pressing the grapes underwent malolactic fermentation before going into 33% new French oak barrels for 18 months.

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