Spice Route Pinotage 2005

Veritas 2006 - Bronze
Michelangelo Awards 2006 - Silver Medal
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2006 - Gold Medal
International Wine Challenge 2005 - Bronze
Colour: Dep ruby, with dark purple tones.
Aroma: Dark, sweet fruits with youngbery and dried prunes. Liquorice and pine needles, with vanilla tones
Palate: Well developed tannins, with integration of brooding fleshy fruits and oak flavours. Balanced medium body, with a full finish.


variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winemaker : Charl du Plessis
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 14.92 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  body : Full  taste : Mineral   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Veritas 2006 - Bronze
Michelangelo Awards 2006 - Silver Medal
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2006 - Gold Medal
Wine Spectator 2004 - 88 points
John Platter 2004 Wine Guide - 4 Stars

ageing : The wine will benefit from 3 to 5 years of cellaring.

in the vineyard : An exceptional Swartland block of Pinotage, on deep oakleaf soils at Rheeboksfontein, yielded fruit of intense concentration. This block has been used since the inception of the Spice Route Wine Company, and continues to deliver high quality. Another warm Swartland vintage has produced a wine with ripe, dark character.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked ripe at 26° Balling.

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