Savanha Pinotage 2006

The wine is dark in colour with a purple edge. The inviting nose exhibits the different layers of Shiraz. Sweet plum aromas and white peppery notes on the nose carry through onto the well-structured and favourable palate that lingers on the aftertaste.

Serve with roast turkey in sweet onion gravy.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Savanha
winemaker : Anton Swarts and Frans Smit
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.11 % vol  rs : 2.27 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now, or within 2 years of harvest.

in the vineyard : Climate
Average temperature: Winter 10°C; Summer 23.5°C
Annual rainfall: 650 mm
Proximity to ocean: 120 km

Alluvial and Riverbed

Trellised- and bush vines aged 7-12 years planted east/west yielded the grapes for this wine. The vines received supplementary drip irrigation and produced 10-12 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Grapes were handpicked at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : After harvesting the grapes were sorted, de-stemmed and gently crushed. The juice was chilled to 10-12ºC to enable cold maceration prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Daily pump-overs were carried out during fermentation to extract further colour and flavour. Wines showing well-preserved fruit were selected for blending and fining. Sterile bottling took place after 6 months of maturation and integration.

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