Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Alcohol - 14.80%
pH - 3.56
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.6 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch
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.
This Pinotage is accessible now but will also age well for the next 5-10 years.
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.