Clos Malverne Pinotage Reserve 2002

Michelangelo International Awards 2005 - Gold Medal
Veritas 2005 - Silver Medal
2005 - ABSA Top Ten Finalist
The wine has a dark plum colour. It shows a ripe berry character complimented by vanilla and spicy flavours - full-bodied.


variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winemaker : I.P. Smit
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.68  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2005 - Gold Medal
Veritas 2005 - Silver Medal
2005 - ABSA Top Ten Finalist

ageing : Ready for drinking now, will also benefit from bottle ageing for another 3 - 5 years.

in the vineyard : Mediterranean - summers are warm and dry, whilst sea breezes from the nearby False Bay cool the vineyards in the afternoons. The winters are wet and cold with a high average rainfall.
Deep red Hutton soils.

in the cellar : Optimally ripe grapes are crushed and fermented for 3 days on their skins, then pressed in traditional basket presses before completing primary fermentation in the tank. The average fermentation temperature is 32°C. Malolactic fermentation also takes place in the tank. After racking, the wine goes into specially selected 225l oak barrels of which approximately 30% are American and 70% French Nevers. The wine spends 12 months in wood before being fined with egg white, filtered and bottled.

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