Overgaauw Pinotage Cabernet Franc 1998

A fruity dry red wine. Medium bodied red with deep plum colour and ripe cherry flavours.


variety : Pinotage | 55% Pinotage, 45% Cabernet Franc
winery : Overgaauw Estate
winemaker : Chris Joubert
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 6.0 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
May 2000 - **** Wine Magazine
Best Buys/Whats New: Wine Magazine May 2000

ageing : Will benefit with 2-3 years bottle-ageing.

in the vineyard : Age of Vineyards: Pinotage - 26 years = 30%
Pinotage - 6 years = 30%
Cabernet Franc - 17 years = 40%

about the harvest: Harvest date: February 1998
Yield per hectare: 10 tons
Sugar level at harvest: 23.5º Balling

in the cellar : Length of fermentation: 10 days on skins
Maturation: 12 months in older 225L barrels. Aged in 3 year old 100% small French oak barrels.

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