Indalo Pinotage 2008

Colour: Intense dark red colour typical of the wines of the region, with a brick-red hue derived from the barrel ageing on the rim of the glass.
Palate: Good plum and dark fruits on the nose with the spice of the French oak complementing this. Well structured velvety tannins support this elegantly balanced wine, and makes for an enjoyable Pinotage experience.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Swartland Winery
winemaker : Andries Blake
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 14.49 % vol  rs : 3.45 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.29 g/l  va : 0.71 g/l  so2 : 95 mg/l  fso2 : 39 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now, or store for another 2 - 4 years.

in the vineyard : Warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Limited irrigation, mainly dry land, bush vine vineyards.

about the harvest: Harvested at optimum physiological ripeness, between 24° - 26° Baliing.

in the cellar : After harvesting, the grapes were destemmed, gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel at 26° - 28° C. Drained and pressed at 5° B and inoculated with malolactic bacteria. After completion of malolactic fermentation racked, sterile filtrated and transferred to 225 litre French oak barrels. Racked once after 4 months in oak and aged for another 8 months under strict temperature and humidity control.

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