Pinotage 2011

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Excellent fruit, balance and drink-ability with sweet fruit aromas in abundance. Dark chocolate, bramberry, bubblegum, strawberry and the usual wallop of raspberry. The palate is yet again smooth and elegant with flavours of vanilla, butterscotch, sweet red berries and candyfloss. American & French oak.

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Description

Winemaker Shaun Turnbull
Vintage 2006
Cultivar Pinotage
Origin Simonsberg Stellenbosch
Vineyard Information
Developed By Jaco Mouton
Age of Vines 1996
Trellising Five wire
Pruning Cordon with spurs
Soil Oakleaf, granite and Kroonstad soils
Position North-West
Irrigation Overhead sprinklers
Yield 11 tons/ha
Harvest Date(s) February 5th and 9th 2004
Wine Information
Alcohol 13.67
Ph 3.58
Acidity 5.6
Free SO2 55
Total SO2 105
Total Extract 34.4
Residual Sugar 2.8
Fermentation With the nature of Pinotage, fermentation didn’t exceed 28 degrees again. The grapes were cold soaked for 3 days and then inoculated with a commercial yeast to ensure smooth problem free fermentation.
Maturation 14 months in wood. 3rd to 5th fill oak. 45% American and 55% French
Fining 1.5 Egg white per barrel
Filtration 14 months in wood, 3rd – 5th fill barrels (45%/55% American and French oak
Comments
Winemaker’s Comment Again the goal was to produce a Pinotage with excellent fruit, balance and drink-ability. More American oak was used this year because 2004 was even warmer than 2003 so the sweet fruit aromas were in abundance in the grapes. The French oak was there to tone down on to much sweetness and give a pleasant subtleness to the wine. This year our Pinotage can be found packed with aromas such as dark chocolate, bramberry, bubblegum, strawberry and the usual wallop of raspberry. The palate is yet again smooth and elegant with flavours of vanilla, butterscotch, sweet red berries and candyfloss.

 

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Quantity

1 Bottle, 6 Bottle Case

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