Le Cape Pinotage 2012

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Winemaking

This wine consists of only one cultivar, Pinotage. The grapes were handpicked and grapes were selected out of our best block of Cabernet Sauvignon.  The grapes came in at 25 Balling, were destemmed and cold maturation lasted 48 hours.  After cold maturation, the pulp was inoculated with a yeast strain and fermentation took place for a period of 14 days at a temperature of 25-26C.  In this 14 day period regular (4 times per day) pump overs were exercised.  The juice was pressed when the fermentation finished witch paved the road for Malolactic fermentation to start and finish in 25 days.  The wine matured in 100% French oak barrels for a period of 12 months.  After maturation, the wine was prepared for bottling.

Cellar Master Comment

Deep ruby in colour, complemented with strong blackcurrant, red and blackberry aromas of ripe fruit.  The wine has a superb lasting, complex finish.   Maturation potential 8-10 years.

Character

Flavours of blackcurrant.

Enjoy with red meat dishes and poultry.

Best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius.

 

Analysis:

Alcohol

RS

TA

VA

14%

3,7

5,8

0,61

FSO2

TSO2

pH

25

89

3,40