SOUTH AFRICA


Wildekrans Pinotage
2006 Pinotage

Viticulture

Vineyard:
Soil Type: Bokkefeld shale
Vine Age: 12 years
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: March 2006
Yield: 6 ton per hectare

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: Intense ruby red
Nose: This wine shows forthcoming raspberry and vanilla aromas with delicate traces of fresh plums.
Palate: A silky smooth entry, red berries and spice form on the palate with a touch of mocha lingering on the finish.
Other:

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
RS (g/l): 2.5
TA (g/l): 6.0
pH: 3.35
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