Diemersfontein Pinotage 2007

On the nose rich dark chocolate, a hint of mint and baked plums. The ripe subtle tannins create a wine to be drunk very young.

This unique style of Pinotage is a perfect accompaniment to salmon, roast venison and even chocolate mouse.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Francois Roode/Brett Rightford
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.60  ta : 5.31 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Veritas 2008 - Bronze
2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver & Best in Class
2008 Michelangelo World Wine Awards - Silver Medal
2008 Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
in the vineyard : Grapes were sourced from six farms in Wellington. Each farm with its own terroir that gives something unique to the blend.

about the harvest: Harvested from January - February 2007 at 24° - 26° Balling.

in the cellar : After harvesting cold soaking took place for 12 hours. Inoculated with yeast ane aerated pump-vers every 3 hours for 25 minutes to extract sufficient colour, tannin and aroma. Pressed at 2.5° B and completed alcoholic fermentation on French oak inserstave. Malolactic fermentation on primary lees. Racked after malolactic fermentation and put back on oak staves for 6 Months. Bottled in August 2007.

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