Kloovenburg Pinotage 1998

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Garnet red in colour. Bouquet suggests berry jam fruit and chocolate topped with a layer of spice. The palate is smooth, rounded and gently sweet ending on a spicy/peppery note.


variety : Pinotage | Pinotage
winery : Kloovenburg
winemaker : Pieter du Toit
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 12.0 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
John Platter - 3 Stars

ageing : Drink over next 24 months.

in the vineyard : This is the first Pinotage made under the Kloovenburg label. This vineyard was planted in 1969 and was one of the first in the Swartland region.

about the harvest: When we harvested the fruit in February, the grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness of 23.5º Balling.

in the cellar : The wine was aged for 6 months in new American Oak barrels. After that we left it in the bottle for another 6 months, before we released it.

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