Intense plum colour with saturated, opaque centre; ripe layers of mulberry, plums, black cherry and dark chocolate/mocha tones, a trace of minerality and forward oak aromatics add more complexity; boisterous display of Pinotage character with firm tannins and good acidity bodes well for some 3 to 5 years maturation
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.
Delicious served with barbecued ostrich steaks or springbok fillet.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in weathered granite soil.
About The Harvest
Grapes were picked at full ripeness (25.8° Balling).
Yield of 4 - 6 tons per hectare.
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.