Lifestyle Pinotage

 

LS-PINOTAGE

Seductive bouquet combines plum pudding, black cherry and a whiff of spice. Soft textured tannins. Enjoy with any meat of your choice, pasta, darker fish…or a handful of chocolates.

 

Tasting Notes

An unwooded, off-dry red wine. Seductive bouquet combines plum pudding, black cherry, coffee-chocolate and spice. Soft textured tannins.

 

Enjoy With

Meat of your choice, pasta, darker fish… or a handful of chocolates.

 

Wine Of Origin

Western Cape

 

Geography

Western Cape Province of South Africa – Paarl and surrounding areas, cold wet winters, hot dry summers.

 

In The Vineyard

East facing vineyards with 50/50 5-Wire Perold trellising system and bush vine plantings. Planting density at 1,2 x 2,7 metres. Grapes sourced mostly from the Klein Drakenstein-area. Basic canopy and crop management. Harvesting from mid-February to mid-March.

 

The Harvest

YIELD: 12 – 15 t/haBALLING AT HARVEST: 24,5 – 25 °B

 

In The Cellar

Fermented on skins in stainless steel tanks @ 24 – 26°C for 7 – 12 days. Pressed and racked to stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation. Fined and filtered. No wood treatment.

 

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

 

Technical Analysis

Winemaker Ryan Puttick
Alcohol 13.5% Vol
pH 3.60
Residual Sugar 6.06 g/l
Total Acid 5.76 g/l
Volatile Acid 0,61 g/l
SO2 45 mg/l

 

Characteristics

Type Red
Style Off-Dry
Taste Plum & Raspberry