Mooiplaas Pinotage 1999

A full-bodied wine with a deep purple colour. The nose is reminiscent of plums and ripe bananas, which is typical of this unique South African variety.


variety : Pinotage | Pinotage
winery : Mooiplaas Estate
winemaker : Louis Roos
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.4 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.91  ta : 5.1 g/l  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Wine 500 Club 2000 - Winner out of 35 wines
International Wine Challenge 2001 - Seal of approval
in the vineyard : 25 Year old bush vines planted on a North-west facing slope at about 360m above sea level.

about the harvest: Harvested on the 19th of February 1999 at 4.1 tonnes per hectare. The grapes were brought in at 24.4° Balling.

in the cellar : Fermented for approximately 4 days in closed tanks.
Partially aged in small French-oak barrels.
Limited filtration and no stabilization was used prior to bottling which took place on the 23rd of November 1999 on the estate.

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