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Dark Lady 2017

R 89.00

Intense chocolate / mocha aromas intermingled with fabulous fruit.

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Tasting Notes

Youthful purple, fresh in colour. A coffee, mocha explosion with dark chocolate, rich black fruit, almonds and black cherries on the nose. All these elements follow through adding complexity and depth on the palate. Light to medium body with firm, well integrated tannins. Lovely fruit and wood balance, this wine is made to enjoy young.


Winemaker's Notes

Pinotage from premium vineyards harvested mid - February. Only superior quality free run wine was used. 24 hour cold soaking with the addition of yeast thereafter. Colour and aroma extraction was done applying three pump-overs per day. Fermentation lasted six days. The wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation done in combination with dark toasted French oak. The wine was filtered and bottled in September 2016.


Analysis

Varietal: Pinotage
Alcohol: 13.89%
pH: 3.5
Total Acidity: 5.8 g/l
Residual Sugar: 3 g/l

Serving Suggestion

Serve with rich Christmas pudding, chocolate confectioneries, Duck a l'orange, Ostrich and most rich meat dishes.


Chef's Special

Dark chocolate truffles


SAWI Rating: 87 points

Awards

Dark Lady 2016 GOLD : China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017
Gold 93+ : South African Wine Index
Dark Lady 2015 DOUBLE GOLD : China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016
Dark Lady 2013 DOUBLE GOLD : China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards 2015
Hidden Gem : Platter Guide 2016
DOUBLE GOLD : WineStyle People’s Choice Awards 2015
Dark Lady 2011 92 POINTS : Parker Points®

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