Pinotage (2007)

R150.00

An old bush vine block that delivers our best Pinotage fruit revealing Slaley terrior. Mineral and earthy with truffle, cigar box and leather aromas. Firm but silky tannins with typical Pinotage varietal character such as coffee, toffee, cedar and pencil shavings. A complex wine that will benefit from further ageing in the bottle.

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Product Description

Winemaker Marius Malan
Vintage 2006
Cultivar Pinotage
Origin Stellenbosch
Vineyard Information
Developed By Jaco Mouton
Age of Vines 55 years
Trellising One wire trellising
Pruning Cordon with spurs
Soil Deep Hutton
Position South West facing slope of Simonsberg on the farm Slaley.
Irrigation Overhead sprinklers
Yield 3.3 tons/ha
Harvest Date(s) February 25th 2006
Wine Information
Alcohol 14.29 %
Ph 3.73
Acidity 6.0 g/l
Free SO2 40 mg/l
Total SO2 90 mg/l
Total Extract 34.1g/l
Residual Sugar 2.7 g/l
Fermentation Four days cold soaking prior to inoculation. Open fermented dry on the skins peaking at a fermentation temperature of 30ºC+. The wine underwent Malolactic fermentation in stainless tanks before it was taken to the barrel. No skin contact after fermentation.
Maturation 12 months in wood (50% New oak), 25% American oak.
Fining None.
Filtration Only sheet to the bottle.
Comments
Winemaker’s Comment Block 109. An old bush vine block that delivers our best Pinotage fruit revealing Slaley terrior. Mineral and earthy with truffle, cigar box and leather aromas. Firm but silky tannins with typical Pinotage varietal character such as coffee, toffee, cedar and pencil shavings. A complex wine that will benefit from further ageing in the bottle.