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Diemersdal Pinotage 2010

This wine shows a complex nose of red fruits, vanilla, exotic spices, coffee and rich dark chocolate aromas. The palate is full flavoured and smoothly textured with oriental spice, chocolate and roasted banana flavours.

Lamb knuckle or oxtail stew with sun-dried tomato.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.15 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Veritas 2010 Wine Awards - Gold Medal
Michelangelo CCL International Wine Awards 2010: Silver Award
2010: 4 Stars - Wine Magazine June 2010
2009: 4½ Stars - John Platter Wine Guide'10
2009: 4 stars - Wine Magazine June 2010
2008: Top Ten Pinotage - Wine Magazine

ageing : Our Pinotage is is ready to drink, but will also benefit for another 5 years cellaring.

in the vineyard : Terroir
Slope: North facing slopes
Soil: Deep red Hutton
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean

Viticulture
Trellising: Bush-vine
Age of vines: 35 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness.
Yield: 5 - 7 t/ha

in the cellar : Oenology
Fermented in open fermenters for 5 - 7 days at 26° - 28° C. Punch through every 4 hours, pressed at 5° Balling. 100% Malolactic fermentation completed spontaneously in tanks; racked into 225 litre French oak barrels.

Maturation
16 months oak maturation in 60% new 225 litre French oak barrels.

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