2009 Premium Select Wine Challenge Pro Wein May.'09 - 4 Stars, Gold medal
2009 Decanter World Wine Awards, London May '09 - Regional Trophy: Best SA Red Single Varietal Wine above £10
2009 International Wine Challenge, London May '09 - Silver
2009 Mundus Vini (Germany) Sept '09 - Gold
2009 Decanter World Wine Awards, London Sept.'09 - International Trophy: Best Red Single Varietal Wine above £ 10.-
2009 International Wine & Spirits Competition, London Oct.'09 - Silver
2009 John Platter Guide 2010 Nov.'09 - 4½ Stars
Very deep plum coloured rim with a dense, opaque centre. Inspired Pinotage with deep layers of rich black fruit, mulberry and spiced plums supported by beautifully integrated oak flavours; harmonious, powdery tannins give definition to the multi-layered fruit; richly textured, yet elegant with the balance to age beautifully.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master
Could be enjoyed now if decanted or cellared for up to 10 years.
A definite food wine. Enjoy it with any of the following, but do not forget to include your friends.1. Rack of Lamb with rosemary roast potatoes.2. Rolled loin of Kudu.3. Selection of Cape Cheeses
About The Harvest
The grapes were picked at 25.5° Balling with an average yield of 4-5 tons/ha.
In The Cellar
Fermented with NT 112 yeast in red wine tanks and pumped over 3 - 4 times a day, until dry. After malolactic fermentation in the tank, the wine went into 100% new French Oak barrels for 20 months.