SOUTH AFRICA

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Wildekrans Pinotage
2011 Pinotage

Viticulture

Vineyard: 4 000 vines per ha.
Soil Type: Klapmuts.
Vine Age: 18 years old.
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date:
Yield: 4 t/ha

Vinification:

Harvested at 25 balling, handpicked and delicately crushed. Cold soaked through the night. Fermentation was started the next morning, pump overs every 4 hours. Lightly pressed and matured in french oak barrels for 18 months.
80% matured in medium toast French oak barrels and 20% American oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep ruby.
Nose: Dark fruits such as blackberry, blackcurrant and cherry with some tobacco.
Palate: On the palate it is supple, with hints of pomegranate and ripe tannins that give structure and a long balanced finish.
Other: Pairs well with seared steak, grilled spare ribs with BBQ sauce or lamb skewers on the grill.

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