Van Loveren African Java Pinotage 2013

Oak matured with vibrant plum and ripe berry fruit on the palate. The wine has an intense aroma of roasted coffee beans followed by a smokey mocha-java aftertaste.

Ideal with hearty red meat dishes such as Osso Bucco. Try with venison, lamb, barbecues, curry, game birds, spare ribs and meat stews.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Van Loveren
winemaker : Bussel Retief
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 14.42 % vol  rs : 10.0 g/l  pH : 3.41  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Soft   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2011 3 stars - 2011 John Platter Guide
2010 7/10 2010 WINE Magazine Best Value Guide

ageing : Maturation potential: 2 - 3 years

in the vineyard : Age of vines: 11 Years old
Soils: Clay; Karoo
Trellising: 4 Wire Perold system
Irrigation: Drip irrigation controlled by a computer system through meters and tensiometers.

about the harvest: Machine harvested. Night harvested at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : The juice was fermented on the skins for 4 days after which it was drawn off the skins onto 100% new French Oak staves. Further fermentation and maturation took place on the oak for six months.

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