Thembi Pinotage

Deep ruby red colour. Ripe fruit on the nose. Pallet shows good balance between ripe berry fruit and well integrated oak aromas, hints of chocolately, mocca and vanilla aromas derived from a careful selection of oak. Medium to full bodied wine, well-structured, rich and supple with elegant tannin and soft finish.

To be enjoyed with red meat and pasta dishes.

variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Thembi Wines
winemaker : Thembi Tobie
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 4.5 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

100% Pinotage
Appellation: Stellenbosch

in the vineyard : Bush vine against Bottelary Hills; east-west row direction.
Soil type: Hutton/Broken granite
Irrigation: Drip irrigation

about the harvest: Harvested at 25° g/l balling.
Yield: 10 ton/H

in the cellar : Cold soaking period for 48 hours. Fermentation in stainless steel red wine fermenters for approximately 5 days. Aroma and colour extraction via delastage and daily pump overs. Partially aged in 300 litre French oak barrel as well as selected premium French oak staves for 8 months. Malolactic fermentation completed.

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