Sylvanvale Pinotage Reserve 1999

Inky purple, rich plum and mulberry fruit, whiffs of ripe banana and spice. Concentrated succulent fruit. Juicy texture clearly packed with potential.


variety : Pinotage | Pinotage
winemaker : David-Nathan Maister
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.97  ta : 5.2 g/l  va : 0.89 g/l  so2 : 87 mg/l  fso2 : 38 mg/l  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Rated 4-5 stars in 2000 Platter Guide: “concentrated…succulent fruit….juicy texture…clearly packed with potential”. Joint winner (out of 22 top pinotages) of the “Wine 500” Pinotage Competition. 4 stars & “Highly Recommended” in Decanter Magazine – UK. 17/20 in the Swiss “Wein Wisser – highest rating of any SA Pinotage
in the vineyard : From a very old 1 hectare vineyard below the Hotel.

in the cellar : Fermented in open kuipe, 3 days on skins. Following malolactic fermentation transferred to 50/50 Allier and Never barrels.

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