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Wildekrans Barrel Selection Pinotage
2006 Pinotage


Soil Type: Bokkeveld shale
Vine Age: Vines planted in 1994
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: Febraury 2006
Yield: 4 tons per hectare


After early morning harvest cool grapes are brought into the cellar and then undergo skin contact and cold maceration, for 3 to 4 days to extract soft tannins and ripe fruit flavours before allowing fermentation to begin. Throughout vinification handling was kept to a minimum to ensure that true fruit flavors were retained. The wine was matured in medium toasted new French Oak and 5% American oak for 9 months. Only wines that met with our standards of excellence were then used in the final blend for the Barrel Selection.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep crimson in colour
Nose: This wine has aromas of dark plums and raspberry which flow in harmony with a full complex palate, rich in character showiing a concentration of vanilla and wild berries.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
RS (g/l): 2.1
TA (g/l): 6.0
pH: 3.38