Rickety Bridge Pinotage 2018

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Red fruit forward with black and blueberry flavours in the background while the light oaking accentuates flavours of plums and dark chocolate. A velvety palate with well integrated tannins which are supported by subtle smokiness leading into a lingering juicy finish.

Coq au vin, ostrich carpaccio, roast duck, red meat or veal.
Serving temperature - 15 - 17˚C


variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Wynand Grobler
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.4 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Rickety Bridge Pinotage 2015 - Finalist ABSA Pinotage Top 10 2017
Rickety Bridge Pinotage 2015 - Finalist ABSA Pinotage Top 10 2016

ageing : 

Drinkable now, can mature for up to 2023.

about the harvest: Vineyards identified in the Franschhoek and Wellington regions which are grown in decomposed granite soils on easterly facing slopes. Well-manicured and settled vines yielding a low 7 tonnes / ha. Grapes were harvested early February at 24.4˚ and 25.6˚ Balling into small crates with good harvesting conditions throughout

in the cellar : 

Fermentation took place in an open fermentation tank at 27˚C with six to twelve punch-downs daily. The wine was pressed gently up to 1.3 Bar pressure after ten days. Malolactic fermentation took place in 100% older small French oak barrels. Total maturation time in barrel was twelve months.

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