Jacobsdal Pinotage 2004

Colour: Deep, ruby garnet.
Bouquet: Plum and cherry with subtle oak, smoke and vanilla spice.
Taste: Mulberry, raspberry fruits and hints of smoke and cedar. No rough edges with the fruit fresh, succulent with great tannin-structure.

Serve with game casseroles, red meat dishes, robust cheeses or chocolate.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Jacobsdal Estate
winemaker : Cornelis Dumas
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.56 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Absa top 10 - Finalist
in the vineyard : The grapes were sourced from dryland bush vines, established 140m above sea level. Facing south-west, the vineyards grow in sandy, loamy soils with a yellow clay substructure, ensuring good drainage and water retention. They were between 25 and 35 years old at the time of harvest.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested by hand between 24° and 25° Balling in February, when fully ripened, with an average yield of five tons per hectare.

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