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 and enjoy up to 2029.
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 pump overs were done twice a day so gentle extraction. After fermentation completed fully, the wine was pressed off after which malolactic fermentation occurred 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.
Varietal: 100% Pinotage
ALC: 13.71 | pH: 3.42 | RS: 2.5 | TA: 6
SAWI Rating: Grand Gold