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Pinotage
Cultivar:
100% Pinotage

Soil Type:
Robertson lime with stones and clay

Age of Vines:
8 years

Viticulture practice:
Trellised. Controlled irrigation. Green dropping to ensure
even ripeness. Yield control by minimalising fertiliser.
Springtime pruning.

Yield per Hectare:

8 tons

Time of Harvest:

February 2005
Vinification Details:

Only healthy optimum ripened grapes, hand harvested,
de stemmed only without crushing the berries right into
tanks by gravity to ensure no damage to pips and skins
ensuring soft tannins. Fermented at 25ºC to 27ºC and pumped over every 4 hours. Fermentation on skins
stopped at about 3ºBalling and then pressed where final
fermentation is done to prevent bitterness in aftertaste
and enhance the fruitiness.

Wood ageing:

12 Months on selected oak.
Bottling date:

End April 2006
Maturation Potential:

Up to 7 years

Winemakers Comments:

Rich dark ruby red colour with a ripe plum and fruitcake
taste with a hint of dark chocolate finishing off with soft
tannins. Best enjoyed with red meat and game dishes.

Analysis:

Alc:
TA:
pH
R.S:
15
6.1
3.5
3.5g/lt

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