Diemersfontein Pinotage 2001

A full-bodied wine with an intense dark red colour. On the nose a unique spicy richness with light hints of banana, cinnamon and cloves. Ripe tannins, good acidity and beautiful fruit are well balanced to create a full, round palate.


variety : Pinotage | Pinotage
winemaker : Bertus Fourie
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 15.54 % vol  rs : 2.20 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 5.82 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Top 10 Pinotage in South Africa - 2001

ageing : The wine is young and needs to mature for a few months.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at a sugar level of 25º Balling and were regularly tasted prior to harvesting to determine optimum ripeness -"physiologically and scientifically".

in the cellar : The must fermented to 8 g/l residual sugar when the pomace was pressed and pressed juice seperated for belnding options. To be fermented in new French oak staves for 6 months and to be released in October/November 2001.

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