Rooiberg Port 1997

This is an aromatic dessert wine made predominantly from classic port cultivars. The wine was matured in small oak for a year and then left to mature further in the bottle. It has a delightful fruit-cake nose and the same assertive nutty fruityness on the palate.


variety : Pinotage | Blend
winery : Rooiberg Winery
winemaker : Andre van Dyk
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 17.5 % vol  rs : 86.6 g/l  pH : 3.37  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : 10 years

in the cellar : Wine was made from classic Port cultivars. 40% Pinotage, 30% each Souzao and Tinta Barocca, fermented to the correct sugar level before being fortified. One year in French oak barrels.

Awards :
1994 S.A.N.W. Class Winner & Gold Medal
1994 Veritas Gold Medal (1991 & 1992 Vintages)
1995 S.A.N.W. Gold Medal
1995 Veritas Double Gold Medal (1991 Vintage)
1995 Veritas Gold Medal (1992 & 1993 Vintages)
1996 Robertson Young Wine Show Class Winner
1996 Veritas Gold Medal (1991, 1992 & 1994 Vintages)
1996 Veritas Silver Medal (1993 & 1995 Vintages)
1997 Veritas Silver Medal (1991 Vintage)
1997 Veritas Double Gold Medal (1992 Vintage)
1997 Veritas Silver Medal (1993 Vintage)
1997 Veritas Silver Medal (1994 Vintage)
1997 Veritas Silver Medal (1995 Vintage)
1997 S.A.N.W. Champion Non-Muscat Fortified Wine Port
1998 Robertson Young Wine Show Class Winner
1998 S.A.N.W. Silver Medal
2000 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year: Category Winner (1992 LBV)

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