G R A P E 100% Pinotage
T H E V I N E Y A R D S
The dryland, mostly bushvine vineyards of in the Voor Paardeberg and adjacent Swartland some of the finest Pinotage vineyards in the Cape - produce this Pinotage. The vineyards consistently produce berries of great intensity and flavour. The sandy-loam topsoil with well-structured subsoil on weathered rock has exceptional water holding capacity. Better winter rainfall has resulted in increased yields of 7.5 tons /ha with grapes showing good bunch set.
H A R V E S T D A T E S
Mid to late February at a balling of between 23.8° to 25.2°
W I N E M A K I N G
The grapes were picked full-ripe. After harvest the berries were carted to the Paarl cellar for vinification and maturation. A combination of the finest Pinotage grapes, selected yeast strains, closely controlled fermentation temperatures and abundant oaking produces the unique taste profile of mocha, berry, chocolate and coffee.
T A S T I N G
The 2020 vintage expresses copious amounts of the highly prized mocha, coffee and chocolate notes while retaining its juicy and complex palate offering of berry, candied cherries, and spice. The finish is generous and long.
F O O D C O M P A N I O N S
Goes wonderfully with pan fried fillet, a range of barbecued meats and pairs beautifully with spicy Indian curries. Also delicious with dark chocolate!
Alc - 13.54 Rs - 4.1 TA - 5.1 Ph - 3.77