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Single Vineyard Pinotage 2015

R 159.00

SAWi-PlatinumA modern, South African Pinotage bursting with an abundance of vibrant fruit.

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Tasting Notes

Deep crimson in colour with aromas of clove, truffles and sweet spice on the nose. The palate is full and vibrant with juicy yet elegantly soft tannins which lingers to a smooth and long finish. Enjoy now or store properly till 2022.


Winemaker's Notes

The grapes were harvested by hand early morning and transported to the cellar in lugboxes. Further sorting and cooling was done before crushing the grapes into a stainless steel tank to be cold-soaked for a further 24 hours. Fermentation was started with a selected culture and two pumpovers per day followed by five days extended maceration. The wine was pressed dry and malolactic fermentation occured naturally in stainles steel tanks after which the wine was racked to 300 liter barrel for 12 months of which 40% was new.


Analysis

Varietal: Pinotage
Alcohol: 13.72%
pH: 3.6
Total Acidity: 5.7 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l

Serving Suggestion

Perfect with Indian cuisine, briyani, a curry potjie and Thai cuisine.


Chef's Special

Lamb Rogan Josh Curry served with Basmati rice, a tomato and onion salad and a lemon, coriander and yoghurt raita and freshly baked butter naan bread.


SAWI Rating: 97 Points

Awards

  • Signatures of Doolhof Pinotage 2009: Decanter Regional Trophy – South African Red Single Varietal over £10
  • Signatures of Doolhof Pinotage 2009: Gold – Michelangelo Awards 2011
  • Signatures of Doolhof Pinotage 2008: 3 stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2011
  • Signatures of Doolhof Pinotage 2007: 3½ stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2010
  • Signatures of Doolhof Pinotage 2007: Double Gold – Michelangelo Awards 2009
  • Signatures of Doolhof Pinotage 2007: Gold – Decanter World Wine Awards 2009
  • Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Pinotage 2015: Double Platinum National Wine Challenge 2017 / Top 100 SA Wines
  • Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Pinotage 2015: Top 100 winner National Wine Challenge 2017 / Top 100 SA Wines
  • Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Pinotage 2015: Grand Cru Best In Class National Wine Challenge 2017 / Top 100 SA Wines

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