Darling Cellars Premium Pinotage 2009

Red and black berries with spicy wood flavours make up the complex nose of this fine Pinotage. A full bodied wine, with underlying complexity and supporting wood aromas.

Enjoy with food.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Abé Beukes & Carel Hugo
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 14.1 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.85  ta : 5.27 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 2011 - 2016

in the vineyard : Terroir: Deep dark coloured soils from decomposed Granite in the Darling Hills. Micro climate positively influenced by the Atlantic with sunny days and cool evenings.
Vineyard type: 35 Year old Bush Vine, no irrigation.

about the harvest: Yield: 3 - 4 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 25°B

in the cellar : Vinification: Crush and destalk, 14 days fermentation at 23 - 25°C
Maturation: 40% Hungarian and 60% French oak. 60% New 300 litre barrels, aged for 15 months.

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