Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2008

A dense blood red, shimmering colour. Enticing, feminine perfume, Burgundian with savoury mushroom notes. The more you nose, the more comes to the fore. Silk smooth entry, but solid tannins, rounded, polished. Perfectly balanced and great depth. Spice, but also berries, violet and other florals. Great future of Burgundian complexity after maturation. Great wine. Pinotage at its peak, showing a remarkable elegance.


variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Beyerskloof
winemaker : Beyers Truter
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 5.7 g/l  va : 0.62 g/l  so2 : 102 mg/l  fso2 : 45 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
5 stars - John Platter 2010

ageing : Perfection in this bottle will be reached in 15 - 20 years.

in the vineyard : Climate: Good rains and cold weather occurred during the winter with early spring following. Early summer saw some moderate temperatures with periods of light showers. January was hot with some rainfalls whilst February was cooler with moderate rainfalls. March and April hosted very hot conditions with little rain.
Soil: Oakleaf
Trellising: Bush vines
Age of Vines: 15 - 20 years old
Yield: 5.2 tons/ha

in the cellar : 4 days in open fermenters where the cap was punched by hand. Fermentation temperature was between 26 - 28°C. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel the wine is matured in 100% first French oak barrels for 19 months. After maturation only 20 barrels are selected for this wine.

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