SOUTH AFRICA


Wildekrans Pinotage
2004 Pinotage

Viticulture

Vineyard:
Soil Type: Bokkeveld shale
Vine Age: 10 years
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: February 2004
Yield: 6

Vinification:

After early morning harvest cool grapes were brought into the cellar and then underwent skin contact and cold maceration for 3 to 4 days to extract soft tannins and ripe fruit flavors 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.
Nose: Floral and raspberry aromas.
Palate: Velvety and generous drinking wine with explosive ripe lingering fruit flavor.
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 cheeses
Pizza and Nachos.

Ageing potential 3 to 5 years.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14.5%
RS (g/l): 3.8
TA (g/l): 6.5
pH: 3.47
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