Bellingham Pinotage 2000

Colour: Bright ruby with gradation to a purple edge distinctive of the variety.
Nose: Attractive layers of ripe raspberry, subtle banana, vanilla and all spice aromas with discreet oak vanillins.
Palate: Soft juicy entry with ripe raspberry, vanilla and spice flavours carrying through from the nose. A friendly tannic structure allows for easy accessability and the finish is smooth and juicy with red intensity lingering.
Overall a light to medium bodied fruity Pinotage that remains true to typical Pinotage personality. Friendly and approachable structure encourages early drinking.
Food suggestions: Grilled ostrich fillet, guinea fowl casseroles, smoked sausages, tomato based Italian pasta dishes, roast lamb loin and creamy cheeses.


variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Charles Hopkins
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.67 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.68  ta : 5.14 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : The grapes were sourced from choice vineyards with the focus on quality fruit and maximum flavour potential.

about the harvest: Harvesting commenced at optimum ripeness, ensuring ripe fruit tannins.

in the cellar : Alcoholic fermentation is completed after six days at 30ºC on the skins until dry with two aerations per day to enhance the true Pinotage Character. Wood treatment for six months adds extra depth and complexity.

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