Ruitersvlei Pinotage 2005

Young Wine Show - Silver
On the nose is aromas of cherry, raspberry and a banana bouquet. Medium bodied with a distinctive plum and vanilla aftertaste, backed by soft tannins.


variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Reino Kruger
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.53 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.55 g/l  va : 0.47 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Young Wine Show - Silver
in the vineyard : Appelation: Paarl - Suid-Agter Paarl Road
Area Planted: 10.5 Ha
Age of Vines: 7 years
Rootstock: Richter 110, Richter 99
Clone: PI 50A; PI 45H
Trellis System: "Bosstok", Perold
Irrigation: Drip, Overhead, Micro
Vine Density: 2700mm x 1000mm
Soil: Malmsbury Bank
Climate: Sub-Tropic Winter rainfall

about the harvest: Type: Hand-harvested
Date: 12 - 14 February 2004
Yield: 10 Tons per Ha.

in the cellar : Crushing: Destemmed, 12 Whole Berry, 12 Crushed
Tanks: Rototank with cooling jackets
Fermentation: Rototank - 8 - 9 rotations per day, whole berry, one yeast strain
Malolactic: Yes
Barrel Ageing: None
Fining: None
Filtration: One filtration, Sterile
Stabilisation: Cold stabilise and Protein
Wood: French, American

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