Eikendal Pinotage 2013

This wine seductive and elegant, with great finesse. The nose is full of berry, plum, cherry and chocolate flavours. The palate shows sophisticated oak integration with a supple and lingering finish. A wine made with passion and creativity and the immense attention to detail.

Best with red meats, wild game and vegetables that are roasted or grilled with olive oil, herbs and garlic. Also pair well with pizza, pasta and cheese. Serve: 18° - 20° C in large red wine glasses.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winemaker : Nico Grobler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.31 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Eikendal Pinotage 2014 is delicious right now, although newly bottled, shows an excellent shows potential for maturation during the next 4 - 6 years.

in the vineyard : These vineyards have a north westerly aspect and about 150m above sea level, grown in the Peroldt five-wire trellising system on decomposed “Koffieklip” (“Coffee Stone”). Vineyards are between 11 - 13 years of age and under irrigation.

about the harvest: The single Pinotage block was picked early morning to preserve the freshness.

in the cellar : The grapes were vinified in open stainless steel fermenters and received minimal pump-overs daily, spending about 15 days on the skins in total. After pressing, the batches underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel, and further maturation in small second and third fill (300L) barrels for up to 12 months, after which they were blended up for bottling with minimal filtration and fining.

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