Bon Courage Pinotage 2009

Ripe bananas, mulberry and plum make up the complex nose. Smooth, rounded mouth with all the flavour, the nose promised with velvety flow across the palate with sweet fruited, well rounded tannins. Long, sustained finish.

Good food wine or as stand-alone drink.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winemaker : Jacques Bruwer
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 14.05 % vol  rs : 3 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Good now yet has potential to develop over 4/5 years.

in the vineyard : Age of vineyards: 5 years

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at 26° Balling.
Yield: 9 tons/ha

in the cellar : The Whole berries fermented in rotor tanks and cold soaked for 2 days. After the fermentation process was more than halfway done, half of the wine was taken off the skins and pumped into barrels. It was fermented dry in the barrels. The other half was left on the skins to ferment dry after which it was also racked into barrels. Matured in a combination of French and American oak - 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill barrels, for 12 - 15 months

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