Sweet spice, freshly picked red plums, black cherries and cola are supported by aromatic toasted coconut and milk chocolate from the youthful oak. The bright cored palate of the 2011 is less dense than previous vintages, showing more elegance and freshness, but retaining the characteristic fine grained, polished tannin structure that is accessible and mouth-watering now, but will also develop further complexity with bottle age.
5 - 8 years cellaring at stable, cool temperature.
Sip slowly next to the winter fire or serve with Osso Buco or Oxtail stew.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in weathered granite soil. Yield of less than 5 tons per hectare.
About The Harvest
The grapes were picked at full ripeness (25.8° Balling).
In The Cellar
The 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 100 % new French oak barrels for 24 months.