Stellekaya Pinotage 2010

A medium bodied red wine with layers of bananas, blackberries and hints of plum. Round and soft tannins with a lingering finish. Barrel matured for 18 months.

This wine is well paired with duck or game meat, prepared in fruity sauces.

variety : Pinotage [ 90% Pinotage, 10% Other ]
winemaker : Ntsiki Biyela
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 4.3 g/l  pH : 3.63  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 3 - 5 years

The medium bodied Pinotage is inspired by the brightest stars in the constellation Gemini, the twin stars called Castor and Pollux, the latter being the Red Giant star.

in the vineyard : Situation: North East facing slopes around the Western Cape Region
Altitude: 180 to 200 meters
Soil Type: Duplex soil Types
Age of Vines: 8 -12 years
Irrigation: Drip Irrigation

about the harvest: Grapes were handpicked at optimal ripeness in early March 2010. The yield was 7 tons per ha.

in the cellar : Maceration: Cold Soaked for 3 days
Fermentation: Open micro fermenters
Pressing: Basket pressed
Malolactic fermentation: in tank
Maturation: 14 months in wood
Bottled: June 2012
Production: 10000 litres

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