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 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.
ALC: 13.71 | pH: 3.42 | RS: 2.5 | TA: 6
SAWI Rating: Grand Gold
|Signatures of Doolhof Pinotage 2007||Gold – Decanter World Wine Awards 2009|
|Double Gold – Michelangelo Awards 2009|
|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|
|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|
|Top 100 winner – National Wine Challenge 2017 / Top 100 SA Wines|
|Grand Cru Best In Class – National Wine Challenge 2017 / Top 100 SA Wines|
|92 Points – Tim Atkin SA Report 2017|
|Platinum 95+ – South African Wine Index|
|Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Pinotage 2018||Double Platinum / Top 100 – NWC Top 100 wines SA|
|Bronze – China Wine 100 – 2021|
|Silver 90 points – Decanter 2021|
|91 points – Tim Atkin SA Report 2021|
|93 points – Decanter Pinotage Panel Tasting 2021|
|Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Pinotage 2020||Gold Medal – Gilbert & Gaillard 2022|