Forward wild fruit, prune and youngberry with toasted cedar, vanilla and gun smoke. The palate starts out racy, with a red fruited bright core and firm tannins, developing further complexity of sour cherry, cola, green olives and smoke. A distinctive expression of the variety,
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. Yield of 4 - 6 tons per hectare.
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.