SOUTH AFRICA


Wildekrans Pinotage
2003 Pinotage

Viticulture

Vineyard:
Soil Type: Bokkeveld shale
Vine Age: 10 years
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date:
Yield: 6

Vinification:

After a early morning harvest in February 2003, the cool grapes are brought into the cellar.
The grapes underwent 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 French Oak for 9 months.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep violet in colour .
Nose: Floral and raspberry aromas.
Palate: This is a soft, velvety and generous drinking wine with explosive ripe lingering fruit.
Other: We believe there are no rules, experiment to your hearts content.
Barbecues with chicken or meat, Sirloin Steak, Beef Stir Fry,Chopped Liver, Cajun Chicken, Cheddar and Camembert cheese, Pizza or Nachos.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
RS (g/l): 1.9
TA (g/l): 5.3
pH: 3.49
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