Slanghoek Pinotage 2002

Beautiful deep red colour, on the nose some hints of game. Palate is full with some beautiful spicy undertones. Well integrated wood from small French barrique.

Enjoy with chicken, beef or roasts.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Slanghoek Cellar
winemaker : Pieter Carstens & Team
wine of origin : Slanghoek
analysis : alc : 14.37 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.81  ta : 5.8 g/l  va : 0.68 g/l  so2 : 93 mg/l  fso2 : 45 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
SAA Selection 2004 - Long Haul
Swiss Airlines International Wine Awards 2004 - Seal of Approval

ageing : Ready to enjoy immediately or can be matured for 3 to 7 years from date of vintage.

in the vineyard : Supplier: S. du Toit
Area planted: 9,0 ha
Age of vines: 6, 7 and 21 years
Rootstock: Richter 99
Clone: P1 and P48
Trellis system: Bush vines
Irrigation: No irrigation
Vine density: 2 778 vines / ha
Soil: Deep, red schale
Climate: Continental

about the harvest: Hand harvested on the 25th of February 2002.

in the cellar : Destemmed and slightly crushed by machine, fermented in Stainless Steel tanks with cooling at 27ºC for 5 days with 8 pumpovers per day.
Malolactic Fermentation: Yes
Barrel ageing: 20% new French & 80% 2nd-fill French oak barrels for 9 months.
Fining: Bentonite
Filtration: Bulkfiltration with diatomacious earth
Stabilisation: Minus 4 degrees Celsius for 5 days

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