Broken Stone Pinotage 2000

Continuing our progress with the old bush vine I was able to increase our production significantly. The grapes were harvested between 23.8º and 24.5º Balling resulting in a more concentrated wine than the previous vintage. As a matter of interest I consider the 2000 vintage to be very close to that of 1998.

variety : Pinotage [ Pinotage ]
winery : Slaley Wines
winemaker : Christopher van Dieren
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.3l g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  

4 stars in Wine Magazine, October 2001
Veritas Silver 2001
Wine of the Month Club selection, January 2002
Silver - SA Trophy Show - June
Top 100 Wines - SA Trophy Show - July
in the vineyard : Age of vines: Bush vine; 1955, trellised vines planted to Weisser Riesling 1985, re-grafted to Pinotage in 1996.
Trellising: Bush vine and five wire trellising
Pruning: Cordon with spurs
Soil: Deep Hutton
Position: South West facing slope of Simonsberg on the farm Slaley and Ernita
Irrigation: Overhead sprinklers

about the harvest: The bushvines were harvested on the 02nd of February 2000 and the trellised vines on the 10th February 2000
Yield: Bush vine 4 Ton/Ha, Trellised vines 8 Ton/Ha

in the cellar : Fermentation: 4 days at 30ºC, 3 pumping over per day and 4 days cold soak at 8ºC
Maturation: 14 months in wood (50% 2nd fill, 50% 3rd fill, all French Oak)
Fining: Eggwhite 1 egg/Hl
Filtration: Bulk and light sheet

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