DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2013 Gift Box

Dark-coloured wine with intense plum and black fruit flavours, as well as dark chocolate, spice and a hint of cigar box. A wonderful rich wine with many different layers and long finish.

Fantastic food pairing to any venison dish and hearty red meats, such as Osso Bucco, Beef Bourguignon.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : DeWaal Wines
winemaker : Daniel de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.60  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

Chosen as the Best Pinotage at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2015.

The Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage wines consistently receive 4½ and 5 stars in John Platter’s Wine Guide, it was awarded WINE magazine Pinotage Champion and have received Double Gold medals at the Veritas Awards on numerous occasions.

ageing : Furture Maturation Potential: 10 - 16 years

in the vineyard : Location of Vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vineyard: 65 years - oldest Pinotage vines in SA!
Root Stock: R 99
Method of Trellising: Bush vines

about the harvest: Harvest Date: 17 February 2013
Sugar level at Harvest: 25°B
Yield per Hectare: 2.2 tons per hectare

in the cellar : Cellar Maturation: 18 months 225-litre French barriques (100% new)
Bottling Date: April 2015
Maturation Potential: 10 - 16years
Market Release Date: July 2015

Limited production, only max 3 000 bottles are produced.

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