Nederburg 56Hundred Pinotage 2016

Ruby with purple edges. Ripe black berries and strawberries with gentle oak spice in the background. A full mouthfeel with rich fruit flavours, soft tannins and a lingering aftertaste.

Excellent with pasta, pizza, roast leg of lamb, bobotie and even chocolate.

variety : Pinotage | Pinotage
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Samuel Viljoen
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.47 % vol  rs : 6.79 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.16 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

56HUNDRED or 5 600 guilders was the price founder, Philippus Wolvaart paid in 1791 for the farm in Paarl he was to call Nederburg. Bright, fresh, succulent, soft and smooth-drinking, these premium wines are a tribute to him. He had the vision to recognise the wine-growing potential of his land and the optimism to clear an untamed property and establish a flourishing farm that continues to thrive today, more than two centuries later.

Available in UK

in the vineyard : The grapes were sourced from vineyards in and around the Western Cape. Planted between 1990 and 1998, the vines are grown in decomposed granite, Kroonstad and Swartland soils. The vineyards are situated on south to south-westerly facing slopes, some 80m to 150m above sea level. Grafted onto nematode-resistant rootstock Richter 99, 110 and 101-114, the vines receive supplementary irrigation from an overhead sprinkler system. Yields averaged between 8 and 10 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand and machine at 23º to 24,5º Balling from the end of January to mid-February.

in the cellar : They were crushed and cool-fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 25ºC to 28ºC for approximately two weeks. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was matured in contact with French and American oak for a period of three months.

Cellarmaster: Andre Freeborough

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