premier pinotage

 

Pinotage NV (L)

A medium – bodied wooded red wine made from the well known grape varietal that is uniquely South African. A well balanced wine, boasting ripe plum, berry and coffee flavours.

 

 

Tasting Notes

A medium-bodied wooded red wine made from the well known grape varietal that is uniquely South African. A well balanced wine, boasting ripe plum, berry and coffee flavours.

 

Enjoy With

 Savoury dishes. First class with venison.

 

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

All the vineyards are bush vines, which are not irrigated. Vineyards are on the warmer north and north westerly slopes. Basic canopy and crop management. Harvest date beginning February.

 

The Harvest

YIELD: 8t/haBALLING AT HARVEST: 24-25.5°B

 

In The Cellar

Fermented on skins for 7-12 days after which the skins are pressed and the wine is inoculated with malolactic bacteria to initiate a secondary fermentation. On completion of malolactic fermentation the wine is matured on French oak for 6 – 8 months. Thereafter the wine is filtered and stabilized prior to bottling.

 

Blend Information

100% Pinotage 

 

Technical Analysis

Winemaker Ryan Puttick
Alcohol 14% Vol
pH 3.46
Residual Sugar 4.60 g/l
Total Acid 5,40 g/l
Volatile Acid 0.48 g/l
S02 46 mg/l

 

Characteristics

Type Red
Style Dry
Taste Fragrant, Wooded