Diemersfontein Pinotage 2014

On the nose distinct coffee, rich dark chocolate and baked plums. The ripe subtle tannins create a wine to be drunk very young.

This unique style of Pinotage is a perfect accompaniment to salmon, roast venison and even chocolate mousse.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Francois Roode
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.49 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Grapes were sourced from six farms in Wellington area, each farm with its own terroir, bringing something unique to the blend.

about the harvest: 
Harvest date: February 2014
Degrees balling at harvest: 24 - 26° B
Yield: 8 t/ha

in the cellar : Cold soaking for 12 hours. Inoculation with yeast. Aerated pump overs every 3 hours for 25 minutes to extract sufficient colour, tannin and aroma. Pressed at 2,5° B and completed alcoholic fermentation on French oak inserstave. Malolactic fermentation was completed on the primary lease and staves. Racked after malolactic fermentation and put back on oak staves for 6 months. Bottled beginning of September.

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