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Vriesenhof Pinotage 2013

Rich and brooding with cassis and dark chocolate, blue berries and elegant floral notes on the finish.


variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winemaker : Nicky Claasens
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.29 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : 10+ years

in the vineyard : Situation: South facing slope on Vriesenhof farmbr /Altitude: 200 mbr /Distance from sea: 8 kmbr /Soil Type: Malmesbury shalebr /Rootstock: R99br /Trellising: Bush Vines /Pruning: Short /Irrigation: Supplement Overhead

in the cellar : Fermentation takes place in closed tanks of 9000 litres where pump overs are done every 4 hours. The wine stays in contact with the skins for between 5 and 6 days. After fermentation on the skin the skins were pressed and the wine was racked in 1st and 2nd fill French oak to complete both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. The wine was matured for 24 months in 1st and 2nd fill French oak barrels.

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