Diemersdal Pinotage 2016

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This wine shows a complex nose of red fruits, vanilla, exotic spices, and rich dark chocolate aromas. The palate is full flavoured and smoothly textured with oriental spice, chocolate and roasted banana flavours.

Lamb-knuckle or oxtail stew with sun-dried tomatoes.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 15.06 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2014 vintage: Silver - Veritas Wine Awards ‘ 15
2014 vintage: Silver - Michelangelo Int’l ‘15
2014 vintage: 4* John Platter rating
2013 vintage: Gold - Michelangelo Int’l ‘15
2013 vintage: ABSA Pinotage Top 20 ‘14
2012 vintage: Bronze - Veritas Wine Awards 2013
2012 vintage: Gold - Michelangelo International Wine Awards, SA 2013
2012 vintage: ABSA Pinotage Top 10 2013
2011 vintage: ABSA Pinotage Top 10 2012
2009 vintage: Gold – Michelangelo International 2010
2009 vintage: 4 Stars - Wine Magazine June 2010
2009 vintage: 4½ Stars - John Platter Wine Guide 2010
2008 vintage: Top Ten Pinotage - Wine Magazine

ageing : Our Pinotage is is ready to drink, but will also benefit for another 5 years cellaring.

in the vineyard : Terroirbr /Slope: North facing slopes Soil: Deep red Hutton Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean Viticulture Trellising: 4 wire Perold Age of vines: 16 years Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness. Yield: 10 - 14 t/ha

in the cellar : Fermentation in open-fermenters for 5-7 days at 26ºC to 28ºC. Punch through every 4 hours pressed at 5º Balling. 100% MLF completed spontaneously in tanks before the wine was racked into 225L French oak barrels.br /br /Maturation: 10 months oak maturation in 30% new 225L French oak barrels

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