Boland Pinotage 2003

Boland Pinotage is a fruity medium bodied wine with characteristics of banana, in perfect harmony with soft oak and smooth tannins.

Delicious on its own or with light meals. Serve slightly chilled.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Boland Kelder
winemaker : Altus le Roux & Team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Concours Mondial Award 2005 - Great Gold

Vino Ljubljana 2003 - Slovenia
Pinotage 1999 - Gold

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2002, Johannesburg, RSA
Boland Pinotage 1999 - Gold

Wine Magazine, August 2002:
Boland Pinotage 1999 - 4 stars

Challenge International du Vin 2002: Blaye & Bourg, France
Boland Pinotage 1999 - Gold

Intervin International Awards 2001: Toronto, Canada
Boland Pinotage 1999 - Gold

Michelangelo Wine Awards 2001: Johannesburg, RSA
Boland Pinotage 1999 - Gold

Veritas Awards 2001: Johannesburg, RSA
Boland Pinotage 1999 - Gold

Air France 2000: Paris, France
Boland Pinotage 1999 - Gold

Medaille d'or Monde Selection 1999: Brussles, Belgium
Boland Pinotage 1997 - Gold

Wine of the Month Club, January 1998: Cape Town, RSA
Boland Pinotage 1996 - Best Value Pinotage

International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
Boland Pinotage 2002 - Best in Class Silver
in the vineyard : Average age of Vine: 4 - 8 years
Method of Harvest: Handpicked
Harvest Date: mid February
Climatic region: Paardeberg
Yield: 6 - 8 tons per hectare
Soils: Swartland soil form
Altitude: 140 - 160m above sea level
Trellis: 5-wire hedge
Pruning: Spur pruned

about the harvest: From a South African child, SA's own variety, a cross between Pinot Noir & Cinsaut (Hermitage). Boland Kelder's Pinotage originates from the Paardeberg area and is harvested mid February.

in the cellar : During vinification 75% of the duration of alcoholic fermentation the juice is pumped over the skin cap for colour and flavour extraction. 80% of the wine is matured with half French and half American oak.

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