Cape of Good Hope Basson Pinotage 2015

Bold raspberry and youngberry aromas which mingle with a deeper leather nuance. Lively juicy palate with ripe red and blue fruit flavours. There’s a subtle squeeze of oak tannin but it remains well structured and effortlessly smooth textured yet simultaneously succulent. Harmonious and approachable but with gentle gravitas.


variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Dawie Botha
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 13.16 % vol  rs : 2.00 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 4.9 g/l  va : 0.70 g/l  so2 : 133 mg/l  fso2 : 34 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The Basson family of Nooitgedacht, farms the vines themselves in the famous granite soils of the Paardeberg. Bush vine Pinotage at high altitude on the top of Paardeberg in Swartland is a challenge between farmers, baboons, buck and winds. Natural low yields and the higher altitude, with no irrigation and small vines, complicate the situation.

about the harvest: AVERAGE TEMP: 19.7°C RAINFALL: 347mm HARVESTING BEGAN: 02/03/2015 HARVESTING ENDED: 02/03/2015 ORIGIN OF FRUIT: Paardeberg SOIL TYPE: Decomposed Granite YIELD: 4 ton/ha

in the cellar : The grapes were hand-sorted and fermented in 1 ton open top stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the wine was drained off the skins and underwent malolactic fermentation in cement tanks. The wine was aged in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels for 14 months. The wines are bottle-aged for 24 months

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