Delheim Pinotage 2000

Veritas 2003 - Bronze
The wine shows a deep opaque plum colour with a garnet rim. A sweet berry fruit nose with hints of vanilla. Rich mouthful, smoky aromas and baked banana palette. Will develop further with two to five years bottle age to a softer, rounder wine.


variety : Pinotage [ Pinotage ]
winemaker : Conrad Vlok
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.74  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2003 - Bronze
Top 10 Pinotage in South Africa - 2001
Silver Veritas Award

ageing : Will develop further with two to five years bottle age to a softer, rounder wine.

in the vineyard : Grapes were selected from two different vineyards - (1) 26 year old bush vines 36% (old clone), and (2) 5 year old bush vine 64% (clone: PI 48A/R99).

in the cellar : Destalking and crushing followed by 24 hours cold soak at 15ºC. Fermentation with aid of selected yeast strains at 28ºC with four pump overs daily until fermented dry. Malolactic fermentation in tank and then wine was racked to 225 litre barrels. Wine was matured in 36% American oak barrels and 64% French oak barrels for 15 months.

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