Boland Pinotage 1998

An accessible wine with a promintent fruitiness which is backed by a hint of wood flavours. This medium-bodied wine is well balanced and versatile, enjoy it on its own or with a variety of dishes.

Silver medal winner at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 1999.


variety : Pinotage | Pinotage
winery : Boland Kelder
winemaker : Johan Joubert
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.98 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : 4 to 6 years

in the cellar : The cooler conditions, caused the grapes to ripen later. The red grape varieties were physiologically ripe when harvested and at the same time had the correct sugar-acid proportion. This resulted in flavourful wines with a good structure and soft tannins. The grapes came from vineyards in the Voor-Paardeberg area and the north-eastern slopes of Paardeberg. The yield was 8 to 10 tons per hectare.

Only the healthiest grapes are carefully selected, destalked and crushed. The juice is fermented in closed cement tanks and for 75% of the duration of alcoholic fermentation is pumped over the skin cap twice a day for colour and flavour extraction. It is then fermented until dry before being racked to stainless steel tanks where it undergoes malo-lactic fermentation. Thirty percent of the wine (the fuller portion with a higher alcohol)is matured in new to third-fill small oak barrels for twelve months. It is then blended with the tank portion, filtered and bottled.

Silver Veritas 2000 Award

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