Cellar Selection

Pinotage

A very elegant expression of Pinotage, the aroma profile is of mulberries and ripe plums, nuanced with a smoky undertone. The wine shows a lot of juicy ripe fruit on the palate with lovely floral notes on the finish.

R522.00 / Case (R87.00 / Bottle)

R87.00

R522.00 / Case (R87.00 / Bottle)

R87.00

Winemaker's Notes

A very elegant expression of Pinotage, the aroma profile is of mulberries and ripe plums, nuanced with a smoky undertone. The wine shows a lot of juicy ripe fruit on the palate with lovely floral notes on the finish. An elegant but firm tannin structure will allow the wine to mature well over the next 5-8 years. This wine is delightful on its own but can be successfully paired with the quintessential smoky South African braaied meats as well as their vegetable alternatives, or even a spicy curry!

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The grapes for this blend come primarily from the Stellenbosch area and are blended with selected parcels from regions such as Durbanville. Despite good rainfall, the 2018/2019 growing season was still greatly affected by the preceding drought, which resulted in smaller crops for the second year in a row. That said, the dry conditions meant that the fruit was exceptionally healthy. With careful viticulture we still managed to obtain even ripening of the grapes and received well-balanced fruit at the winery on harvest day.

Vinification

After picking, the grapes were destemmed and transferred to tank for “whole-berry” fermentation. Half of the wine was fermented in open cement tanks with regular punch downs and pump overs to extract tannin and colour. The remaining half was fermented in closed stainless steel tank and pumped over every 8 hours. The wines were pressed before complete alcoholic fermentation to ensure soft tannins and avoid any over extraction. The wine was matured in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels for 12 months.

A very elegant expression of Pinotage, the aroma profile is of mulberries and ripe plums, nuanced with a smoky undertone. The wine shows a lot of juicy ripe fruit on the palate with lovely floral notes on the finish. An elegant but firm tannin structure will allow the wine to mature well over the next 5-8 years. This wine is delightful on its own but can be successfully paired with the quintessential smoky South African braaied meats as well as their vegetable alternatives, or even a spicy curry!

The grapes for this blend come primarily from the Stellenbosch area and are blended with selected parcels from regions such as Durbanville. Despite good rainfall, the 2018/2019 growing season was still greatly affected by the preceding drought, which resulted in smaller crops for the second year in a row. That said, the dry conditions meant that the fruit was exceptionally healthy. With careful viticulture we still managed to obtain even ripening of the grapes and received well-balanced fruit at the winery on harvest day.

After picking, the grapes were destemmed and transferred to tank for “whole-berry” fermentation. Half of the wine was fermented in open cement tanks with regular punch downs and pump overs to extract tannin and colour. The remaining half was fermented in closed stainless steel tank and pumped over every 8 hours. The wines were pressed before complete alcoholic fermentation to ensure soft tannins and avoid any over extraction. The wine was matured in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels for 12 months.