Rickety Bridge Pinotage 2011

Concentrated black fruit flavours with layers of plums and spice. A silky palate with well integrated, velvety tannins which are supported by subtle oaking and lead to a lingering juicy finish.

Coq au vin, ostrich carpaccio, roast duck, red meat or veal.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Wynand Grobler
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Drink now, can mature for up to 6 or 7 years.

in the vineyard : Vineyards identified in the Swartland region grown in decomposed granite soils on easterly facing slopes.

about the harvest: Well manicured and settled vines yielding a low 7 tonnes/ha.

Harvest: Grapes were hand harvested at 24.6° Balling into small crates with good harvesting conditions through out.

in the cellar : Fermentation took place in an open fermentation tank at 26° C with 4 punch downs daily. The wine was pressed gently up to 1.3 Bar pressure after 10 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in 100% older small French Oak barrels. Total maturation time in barrel was 14 months.

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