Rickety Bridge Pinotage 2008

Vibrant and juicy, with layers of red fruit, raspberry, mulberry and hints of chocolate and spice, good structure with a lingering aftertaste red berries. Well integrated velvety, but big tannins supported by the subtle oaking.

Coq au vin, ostrich carpaccio, roast duck or veal.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Wynand Grobler
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 3.01 g/l  pH : 3.63  ta : 6.25 g/l  va : 0.73 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Drink now, can mature for up to 7 years.

in the vineyard : 12 year old vines on mountainous oakleaf soils.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested by hand at 25° Balling into small crates with good harvesting conditions throughout.

in the cellar : Fermentation took place in a stainless steel tank at 28° C with 4 punch downs daily. The wine was pressed gently up to 1.3 Bar pressure after 10 days. Malo-lactic fermentation took place in 30% new and 70% older small French Oak barrels. Total maturation time in barrel was 15 months.

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