Pinotage Syrah 2014

R275.00R8,150.00

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Description

Cultivar

67% Pinotage, 33% Syrah

Characteristics

Elegance, finesse, complexity and concentration of fruit – full bodied

Tasting Notes

Rich and intense red colour. Vibrant and complex nose of mulberry, dark chocolate and some hints of fynbos perfume. Pinotage adds the fruit and richness, while Syrah adds the structure and spice. The mid palette is creamy and finishes with well-rounded mature tannins. Well-integrated oak lends subtle wood spices which compliment the fruit.

In the Vineyard

Soil Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Aspect west, northwest and east
Trellis and bush vines

Harvest

Grapes were night harvested, picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 5.6 tons / ha

Cellar Practices

A 48 hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. Extraction during fermentation took place by doing manual punch downs 3 times per day. Skins were gently pressed before fermenting dry. MLF was in barrel. The Pinotage matured for 22 months in 60% French and 40% American 300 litre oak barrels, and the Syrah for 22 months in 100% French oak barrels. 50% new, 30% 2nd fill and 20% 3rd fill were used for maturing.

Ageing Potential

At least 12 years after vintage

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 17ºC

Analysis
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 3.1 g/l
Acidity 5.8 g/l
ph 3.55
Alcohol 14.6 %
Appellation Tulbagh

 

 

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Quantity

Bottle, 1 Case, 2 Cases, 3 Cases, 4 Cases, 5 Cases