Neethlingshof Pinotage 2006

Colour: Dark ruby
Bouquet: Fruity with ample aromas of mulberry and cinnamon with undertones of plums and ripe banana.
Taste: Medium-bodied with a velvety texture and fruity flavours with warm spices and a rich barrel character.

An ideal companion to red meat and rich cheeses.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : De Wet Viljoen
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.50 % vol  rs : 2.00 g/l  pH : 3.73  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : The wine is ready to drink now, but will mature well over the next 5 years.

in the vineyard : The grapes were sourced from 10 year old south-east facing vineyards. The vines were grafted on Richter 99 rootstock and grows in deep red soil at 125m above sea-level. The vines are trellised on a five-wire vertical hedge system and irrigated by means of an overhead sprinkler system.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 24° Balling in mid-February with a yield of 6 tons per hectare.

in the cellar : Fermentation in rotation tanks took place at 25° to 28°C over six days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured for 14 months in a combination of French (60%) and Hungarian (40%) oak.

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