2006 John Platter Wine Guide 2007 Nov.06 - 4½Stars
Rich deep purple colour with slightly paling rim. Chunky mulberry and black cherry fruit are well integrated with sweet oak vanillinâ€™s to create a tapestry of flavour. Supple tannins provide a well-balanced framework for super-rich fruit concentration.
Elsie Pels, Cape Wine Master
Drink now and enjoy the vibrant youthfulness. You will be well rewarded with increased complexity and integration by cellaring for 2-4 years.
A definite food wine. Enjoy with saddle of wild boar with juniper berries, rack of lamb with rosemary or pungent cheese platter.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in Clovelly soil.
Yield of 7-8 tons per hectare
About The Harvest
Grapes were picked at full ripeness (25,8 ÂºB).
In The Cellar
Grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over 3-4 times a day. After a light pressing the Pinotage underwent malolactic fermentation before going into 30% new French oak barrels for 18 months.