2008 John Platter Guide 2009 Nov.'08 - 4Stars
2009 John Platter Guide 2010 Nov.'09 - 4Stars
Deep purple with an opaque centre; sweet ripe pure-fruited aromas of plum, bramble and black cherries; ripe tannins lends support and structure with some well integrated French oak spice and vanilla adding complexity, luscious length and a flavourful, satisfying finish.
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 weathered granite soil.
About The Harvest
Grapes were picked at full ripeness of 25.8Âº B. Average yield of 7-8 tons/ha.
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.