Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards 2012 - Silver
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012 - Gold Medal
Saturated plum colour with purply black, opaque heart; focused Pinotage expression with intense layers of brooding black fruit and opulent oak woven into a rich tapestry of flavour; muscular tannins add depth and balance to plush fruit; firm structure and rich texture will evolve beautifully with some 5 - 8 years cellaring.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master
5 - 8 years cellaring at stabil, cool temperature.
Great partner for game fillet served with plum jelly or dark chocolate torte with berry compote.
About The Harvest
The grapes were picked at full ripeness (25.5° Balling).
In The Cellar
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 100% new French oak barrels for 30 months.