Beaumont Pinotage 2012

A perfect example of elegance and finesse in Pinotage. Red berries, plums and cherries on the nose, followed by a palate of excellent balance, structure and appealing sweet berry ripeness.

Our very first varietal made at Beaumont wines, and 18 years later we are still passionate Pinotage producers! 80% of the fruit comes from our 39 year old vines providing dryness and structure while the younger portion provides lovely vibrant fruit. A bold fruit wine with bright berry highlights.

Matches very well with bobotie, game and curries, spare ribs and pepper steak, or try snoek and grape jam.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Beaumont Wines
winemaker : Sebastian Beaumont and Marelise van Rensburg
wine of origin : Bot River
analysis : alc : 13.34 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 8 - 10years

in the vineyard : 
Cultivar: Pinotage
Vineyard age: Old vines - 39 years, young vines - 17 years
Yield: Old vines - 4-5 tons/ha. Young vines - 6 tons/ha

about the harvest: Harvested between early February and late March.

Yield: Old vines: 4 - 5 tons/ha.
Young vines: 6 tons/ha
Balling at Harvest 24° - 25.5 Balling

in the cellar : 
Grapes were harvested and crushed directly into concrete tanks, followed by an immediate inoculation for a clean fermentation. Controlled temperatures allow for an optimum extraction period. Regular punch downs were done to assure good colour and tannin structure.

Maturation: 18 months in 10% American and 90% French oak. 35% new oak was selected for the final wine.

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