Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2015

Rich blackcurrant and black cherry fruit upfront combines well with the elegant cedar oak aromas.A big structured Pinotage with intense dark fruit flavours. A complex middle leads to a smooth finish with pleasant cedar flavours from the oak. 

The ideal match to spicy Indian dishes or a well matured rump/sirloin steak.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Beyerskloof
winemaker : Anri Truter
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 15.0 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 6.0 g/l  so2 : 123 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2017 SAWI Awards - Platinum

ageing : Great balance between fruit and oak will allow superb ageing in the bottle for 10 years and more.

in the vineyard : Soil:  Oakleaf, Klapmuts
Trellising:  Bush vines

about the harvest: Good rainfalls and ideal cold weather conditions during winter ensured good nutrient storage and led to sufficient underground water levels for the growing season. The early growing season with cool/moderate day time temperatures and cool evenings produced even budding. A mild December/January provided ideal ripening conditions for the first Pinotage grapes, however heavy rains in early February resulted in difficult harvesting conditions. Mild temperatures had a positive effect on the cultivars picked later in March which resulted in grapes harvested at optimal ripeness, producing good colour and aroma extraction.

in the cellar : 5 days in open casks with punch downs every 2 hours. Average fermentation temperature was 27° C. After Malolacting fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine matured in 100% new French oak barrels for 21 months. After maturation, only 20 barrels were selcted out of 300.

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