Franschhoek Cellar Stonebridge Pinotage 2016

This fruit-driven Pinotage, which offers “a good, juicy glass of wine,”was handled very gently in the cellar to preserve its generous aromas of black cherries, clove and raspberry jam. A smooth and juicy palate,redolent with ripe mulberries, and glimmers of tobacco and spice from gentle oaking, is followed by an appealingly savoury finish.

Serve with roast lamb, gammon steaks or spicy sausages.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winemaker : Stephan Smit
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Drinking well already, but may be cellared for up to 5 years from vintage.

Built in 1825, the scenic Franschhoek mountain pass boasts the oldest stone bridge still in use in South Africa. Our own unique variety, Pinotage, is a fitting tribute to this historic landmark.

in the vineyard : The vineyards were planted on varied soil types that lend specific nuances and characters to each block of grapes, contributing to the complexity of the wine.

in the cellar : Gentle maceration to extract only refined and silky tannins and optimal colour, followed by French oak maturation for 8 – 12 months to help smooth out the wine and allow seamless integration.

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