Nederburg Pinotage 2004

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2006 - Bronze
Colour: Ruby red.

Bouquet: Aromas of plum cherries with slight oak spices in the background.

Palate: Well balanced, rich fruit flavours with soft tannins and a lingering aftertaste.

Enjoy with pasta, pizza, roast leg of lamb, bobotie or even chocolate.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Elunda Basson
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.59 % vol  rs : 4.4 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 6.16 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2006 - Bronze
in the vineyard : The vineyards were sourced from vineyards in and around the Western Cape. Planted between 1990 and 1998 in soil originating from decomposed granite, Kroonstad and Swartland soils, the vineyards face south to south-easterly at altitudes of between 80m and 150m.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand and machine between 23° and 24.5° Balling during mid-January and February.

in the cellar : The grapes were crushed and then cool-fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for two weeks at between 25° and 28°C. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in second and third-fill oak barrels for a period of 8 to 12 months.

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