Fort Simon Pinotage 2008

A wine that is deep red in colour with a purple rim, packed with red berry and cherry flavours that are well integrated with spicy wood aromas.

Medium to full bodied on the palate that will compliment red meat dishes.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Marinus Bredell
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.92 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 6.2 g/l  va : 0.59 g/l  so2 : 101 mg/l  fso2 : 30 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

Best Value Award - Wine Magazine
Gold Medal - Michelangelo Awards
3 Stars - John Platter
in the vineyard : The grapes came from vineyards planted in 1974 at an altitude of 185 to 195 meters above sea level. New clones were selected and planted in 1999 for enhancement of more typical fruit flavours. The trellised vineyards face southeast to west.

about the harvest: The grapes were delivered to the cellar from three selected blocks of vineyards at an average balling of 24.8° on the 7th of March 2008.

in the cellar : After cold soaking for 48 hours the mash was inoculated with cultured yeast, and fermented to total dryness on the skins. The young wine was racked twice and was matured for 18 months in French oak barrels.

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