Kleine Draken Pinotage 2006

Colour: Bright ruby red.
Nose: Berry and red cherries.
Palate: Medium-bodied and well rounded with some ripe tannin undertones supporting longevity.

Enjoy with flavourful curries, spicy meat dishes and barbeques.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Kleine Draken
winemaker : Jean van Rooyen
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 13.52 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.73  ta : 4.4 g/l  fso2 : 1.0 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Very Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded kosher
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Irrigation: Drip
Trellis System: Bush vines
Soil: Shallow Loam
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains

about the harvest: 
Type: Hand-picked
Date: 24 & 25 February 2006
Yield: 7 tons / ha

in the cellar : After destalking and crushing the mash was flash pasteurized to 85°C and then re-cooled to 24°C . The mash was inoculated with a selected yeast strain and fermented dry at ±25°C and then pressed at 1 bar. Barrel matured in French oak for 6 months prior to filtration the wine was bottled in December 2007.

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