Reserve Pinotage 2014

R480.00R14,400.00

Special Reserve selection from 15 of the finest barrels.

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Description

Cultivar

100% Pinotage

Characteristics

Elegance, finesse, complexity and concentration of fruit – full bodied. Special Reserve
selection from 15 of the finest barrels.

Tasting Notes

Intense and deep dark colour. Complex and multi-layered red fruit aromas of cherry, strawberry and cranberry on the nose. These expressive aromas carry through onto a rich creamy palate, lingering long after. Silky, well integrated and elegant tannins show the perfect harmony and balance. Superb fine dining wine.

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 6.7 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 fermented dry. MLF took place in barrels, after which it was matured for 22 months in 60% new and 40% 2nd fill French oak barrels. Bottled, laid to rest and aged till released.

Ageing Potential

At least 12 years after vintage

Serving Temperature

To be served at 17°C. Decanted two hours before drinking.

Analysis
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 3.3 g/l
Acidity 5.8 g/l
ph 3.55
Alcohol 14.56 %
Appellation Tulbagh

 

 

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Quantity

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