Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2009

Colour:  Deep ruby red.

Bouquet:  Intense sweet plum and black cherry fruit with nice spicy cedar aromas from the oak.

Tasting Notes:  Abundance of fruit on the first taste with well integrated oak flavours at the end. A wine with big structure, intense fruit, great balance and a pleasant mocha finish. This big Pinotage will keep well in the bottle for 15 years and pairs lovely with game dishes that include Kudu, Springbok or Oryx.

Pairs lovely with game dishes that include Kudu, Springbok or Oryx.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Beyerskloof
winemaker : Beyers Truter / Anri Truter
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 6.5 g/l  so2 : 135 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Huge  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Made for maturation, this huge Pinotage will keep well in the bottle for 15 years and longer.

in the vineyard : Soil:  Oakleaf
Trellising:  Bush vines
Age of Vines:  Between 15 and 20 years

about the harvest: Sufficient winter rains ensured stress free vineyards until harvest. A cool growing and long ripening season together with smaller berries and crop size resulted in wines with an abundance of colour and fruit. One of the great vintages of the Cape.

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