Deep intense red wine, with bramble berry, cinnamon, cloves and violets on the nose. The palate is rich and full, with delicate, soft well balanced tannins. Drink now or up to 2020.
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.
|Total Acidity:||6 g/l|
|Residual Sugar:||2.2 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 of Doolhof Pinotage 2009||Gold – Michelangelo Awards 2011
Decanter Regional Trophy – South African Red Single Varietal over £10
|Signatures of Doolhof Pinotage 2008||3 stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2011|
|Signatures of Doolhof Pinotage 2007||Gold – Decanter World Wine Awards 2009
Double Gold – Michelangelo Awards 2009
3 1⁄2 stars – John Platter Wine Guide 2010