SOUTH AFRICA


Wildekrans Pinotage
2008 Pinotage

Viticulture

Vineyard: Density of 4000 vines /ha
Soil Type: Klapmuts
Vine Age: 16 years old.
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: February.
Yield: 6 t/ha

Vinification:

After early morning harvest, the cool grapes are brought into the cellar and then undergo cold maceration for 3 to 4 days to extract soft tannins and ripe fruity flavors before allowing fermentation to begin. Throughout vinification handling was kept to a minimum to ensure that true fruit flavors were retained. 80% of this wine was matured in medium toasted French Oak barrels and 20% in heavily toasted American Oak barrels for 12 months.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Light ruby.
Nose: Ripe plums and spicy wood aromas.
Palate: The palate is fresh and fruity with silky tannins and a long, soft aftertaste.
Other: This is a lighter style of Pinotage that is food friendly although it is best paired with richer dishes provided that it isn't overpowered. Goes well with sirloin Steak, Beef Stir Fry, Liver or Cajun Chicken. Also Great for a BBQ.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14.5
RS (g/l): 2.6
TA (g/l): 5.4
pH: 3.53
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