Rijk's Touch of Oak Pinotage 2014
A 48 hour cold maceration was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. Extraction during fermentation took place by pumping the juice over the skins 3 times per day. Skins were gently pressed before fermented dry. MLF took place in barrels. The wine was then matured for 18 months in 20% 2nd fill, 60% 3rd fill and 20% 4th fill French oak barrels.
Fruit driven medium bodied.
Winemaker: Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist: Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar: 2.2 g/l
Acidity: 6.2 g/l
Appelation Coastal Region
In the Vineyard
Soil low yielding well drained vertical schale / schist Aspect west north-west
Trellis and bush vines.
Nose explodes with aromas of cranberry and subtle hints of mulberry and vanilla spice. The lively palate is rich and creamy and finishes with smooth and well matured tannins. Gentle presence of oak on nose and palate supports this delicious wine.
Grapes were night harvested, picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 7.1 tons / ha
At least 5 - 7 years after vintage
Recommended to be served at 16ºC