Deep crimson in colour with aromas of clove vanilla, black berries 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 2024.
Harvesting performed by hand. Pre-cooling of grapes to around 6 degrees before crushing. Cold soaking performed for two days, with the start of fermentation, followed by the addition of commercial yeast thereafter. Pump overs done three times per day, with a rack and return (Delestage) and pressed at 5° Balling. 14 days extended skin contact after fermentation to obtain richness. Aged in 300L French oak barrels for 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|