In The Vineyard
Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region from vineyards that were planted in 1976. These vineyards are all non-irrigated bush vines and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 5 tons per hectare.
Second week of March 2017
Grapes are handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation is initiated with selected yeast strains and is kept under 26°C. Malolactic fermentation is completed in tank. The oak used on this Pinotage is 50% new barrels and 50% second fill barrels. The wine is matured in 225L French oak barrels for 18 months.
This wine has a deep, dark purple colour. The nose reminds of red fruit, raspberry and cherries with hints of toast and vanilla from the French oak barrels. The pallet is full bodied with lots of tannin that will make this wine last for at least 20 years.