Riebeek Pinotage/Tinta Barocca 2000

Full, rich complex blended wine. Ideal with roast leg of lamb.

variety : Pinotage | 68% Pinotage, 32% Tinta Barocca
winery : Riebeek Cellars
winemaker : Zakkie Bester & Eric Saayman
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.25 % vol  rs : 2.10 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 5.7 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Enjoy now but will improve with further bottle ageing.

in the vineyard : Pinotage and Tinta Barocca were both irrigated. The production for Pinotage was 15 ton per hectare, and Tinta Barocca was 13 ton per hectare.

about the harvest: Pinotage was harvested at 23° Balling and Tinta Barocca at 23,5° Balling.

in the cellar : Both wines were fermented on the skins and blended after malolactic fermentation was completed. Matured for 4 weeks in French oak chips.

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