Deep crimson in colour with aromas of clove, vanilla, blackberries and sweet spice on the nose. The palate is rich, full and vibrant with juicy, yet elegantly soft tannins which lingers to a smooth and long finish. Enjoy now or store properly till 2027.
The grapes were harvested by hand early morning and transported to the cellar in lugboxes. Sorting of bunches and cooling of grapes was performed before crushing the grapes into a stainless steel fermentation tank. The grapes were then cold-soaked for two days before fermentation commenced. During fermentation light pumpovers were done twice a day so gentle extraction. After fermentation completed fully, the wine was pressed off after which malolactic fermentation occured naturally in stainless steel. When malo completed, the wine was racked into 300 l french oak barrels of which was 40% new for ageing which lasted 12 months.
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 of Doolhof Pinotage 2007||Gold – Decanter World Wine Awards 2009|
|Signatures of Doolhof Pinotage 2007||Double Gold – Michelangelo Awards 2009|
|Signatures of Doolhof Pinotage 2007||3 ½ stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2010|
|Signatures of Doolhof Pinotage 2008||3 stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2011|
|Signatures of Doolhof Pinotage 2009||Gold – Michelangelo Awards 2011|
|Signatures of Doolhof Pinotage 2009||Decanter Regional Trophy|
|South African Red Single Varietal over £10|
|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|
|Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Pinotage 2015||92 Points – Tim Atkin SA Report 2017|
|Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Pinotage 2015||Platinum 95+ – South African Wine Index|