Swartland Pinotage 2009

Full overripe red plum with supporting boiled sweets to add to complexity. Full structure on palate with acid complimenting fruit.


variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Swartland Winery
winemaker : Andries Blake
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.0 g/l  ta : 5.1 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 3 to 5 years

in the vineyard : Soil: Grown on a wide variety of soil best suited for Pinotage, mostly deep hutton types. All vineyards are unirrigated bush vines.
Climate: The Swartland falls within the coastal winter rainfall area. Warm, dry summers, moderated by cool Atlantic breezes.
Annual rainfall: 400mm average.

about the harvest: Pinotage comes from all over the Swartland. Grapes are picked between 22-25ยบ Balling.

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