Touch of Oak Pinotage 2016

R130.00R8,250.00

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.

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Description

Cultivar

100% Pinotage

Characteristics

Medium bodied red wine, Fruit driven

Tasting Notes

Intense dark red coloured. Aromas of black currant and mulberry, with an underlying cherry and fynbos nuances on the nose. These diverse aromas carry through onto a rich, velvety and complex palate supported by layers of well-rounded tannins. Gentle presence of oak on nose and palate supports this delicious Pinotage.

In the Vineyard

Soil Low yielding, well-drained vertical shale/schist
Aspect west north-west

Harvest

Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours.

Yield 5.2 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 pumping the juice over the skins 3 times per day. Skins were gently pressed before fermented dry. MLF took place in barrels. Matured for 18 months in 25% 2nd fill, 50% 3rd fill and 25% 4th fill French oak barrels.

Ageing Potential

7 years after vintage

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 15ºC – 16ºC

Analysis
Winemaker Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 3.1 g/l
Acidity 5.7 g/l
ph 3.48
Alcohol 14.77 %
Appellation Coastal Region

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Quantity

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