Rooiberg Pinotage Reserve 2003

International Wine and Spirit Competition - Silver and Best in its Class
Michelangelo Awards 2005 - Silver Medal
Veritas Awards 2005 - Gold Medal
This Flagship wine of our Reserve Selection was carefully matured in French oak for 18 months and has a vibrant ruby colour. It’s packed with delightful banana flavors and reveals charms of strawberry, lurking beneath redcurrant and blackberry aromas.


variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Rooiberg Winery
winemaker : Eduard Malherbe
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 14.84 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
International Wine and Spirit Competition - Silver and Best in its Class
Michelangelo Awards 2005 - Silver Medal
Veritas Awards 2005 - Gold Medal
about the harvest: Single vineyard selected grapes. Harvested at optimum sugar levels to abtain all the characters of Pinotage in the grapes.

in the cellar : De-stemmed, crushed and cold macerated for two days in rototanks to obtain colour and flacour before fermentation. Inoculated for fermentation with yeast, ferment on skins until dry. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel, transfer to new French oak barrels (225lt), aged for 18 months.
Bottled: December 2004

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