2001 Veritas - Silver
2001 ABSA Pinotage Competition - Top 20
2001 John Platter Guide 2003 - 4½Stars
2002 International Wine Challenge (London) - Gold
2002 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold
Michelangelo International Awards, September 2002 - Gold
International Wine Challenge, London, May 2002 - Gold
SA Trophy Wine Competition, June 2002 - Bronze
ABSA top 20 Pinotage Award, November 2001
John Platter 2001 - 4Â½ Stars
This Pinotage is made form the cellar masterâ€™s choice Pinotage â€“ a statement wine with excellent ageing potential. A gorgeous dark purple colour introduces the wine. The aromas are reminiscent of sweet black cherry and juicy mulberries enveloped by a fragrant cedar spice from 100% new French oak. Full-bodied with firm tannins and ripe fruit flavours. A very well crafted wine.
Suited to ossobucco or lamb bredie, stewed with waterblommetjies, Springbok fillet or mature cheeses.
About The Harvest
The grapes were picked at 25,5 Âº Balling.
In The Cellar
Fermented with NT 112 yeast in red wine tanks and pumped over 3 â€“ 4 times a day, until dry. After malolactic fermentation in the tank the wine went into 100% new French Oak barrels for 12 months.