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.
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.
|Total Acidity:||5.7 g/l|
|Residual Sugar:||2.8 g/l|
Perfect with Indian cuisine, briyani, a curry potjie and Thai cuisine.
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|
|Signatures SV Pinotage 2015||GRAND CRU NATIONAL CHAMPION BEST IN CLASS : National Wine Challenge 2017
TOP 100 : National Wine Challenge 2017
DOUBLE PLATINUM : National Wine Challenge 2017
PLATINUM 95+ : South African Wine Index 95+ 92 Points: Tim Atkin Report 2017
TOP 12: Wellington Quest For The Best 2017
|Signatures Pinotage 2013||PLATINUM 95+ : South African Wine Index 95+|
|Signatures Pinotage 2009||REGIONAL TROPHY : Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
GOLD : Michelangelo Awards 2011
91 POINTS : Tim Atkins
|Signatures Pinotage 2008||86 POINTS : Parker Points®|
|Signatures Pinotage 2007||DOUBLE GOLD : Michelangelo Awards 2009|
|Signatures Pinotage 2006||TOP PINOTAGE : SA Terroir Wine Awards 2008
TOP PINOTAGE PAARL : SA Terroir Wine Awards 2008
TOP RED WINE WELLINGTON / VOOR PAARDEBERG: SA Terroir Wine Awards 2008
|Signatures Pinotage 2005||TOP PINOTAGE : SA Terroir Wine Awards 2007
TOP PINOTAGE PAARL : SA Terroir Wine Awards 2007
TOP RED WINE WELLINGTON / VOOR PAARDEBERG: SA Terroir Wine Awards 2007
GOLD : Michelangelo Awards 2006