Boschendal Sommelier Selection Pinotage 2016

Ripe and vibrant red and black currants, spice and plumbs. A classic example of South Africa’s very own grape varietal.

In South Africa we love to braai. Pinotage is truly South African, so serve it with your best grilled meats, pork belly and even slightly spicy curries.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winemaker : Richard Duckitt
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : 2016 was one of the driest vintages we have had in South Africa. There are exceptions, but mostly the dry winter and summer and the unusually hot months impacted on the yields from the 2016 harvest, which were significantly less than from the year before.
Dryland bush vines were selected to provide complexity, concentration and intensity.

about the harvest: The grapes were hand picked.

in the cellar : The grapes were sorted then crushed and fermented in open top, stainless steel tanks. Manual punch downs were conducted (of the skins) to ensure a fine tannin and colour extraction. After fermentation, the wine was pressed and half stored in stainless steel tanks and the other half in older barrels for maturation.

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