Legends of the Labyrinth Dark Lady Pinotage 2018

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Youthful purple, fresh in colour. A mocha explosion with dark chocolate, rich black fruit, almonds and black cherries on the nose. All these elements follow by adding complexity and depth on the palate. Light to medium body with firm, well integrated tannins. Lovely fruit and wood balance, this wine is made to enjoy young.

Serve with rich Christmas pudding, chocolate confectioneries, Duck a l'orange, Ostrich and most rich meat dishes. Dark chocolate truffles.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Gielie Beukes
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 13.71 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Dark Lady 2011 - 92 Points Parker Points
Dark Lady 2012 - Silver China Wine & Spirits Best
Value Awards 2014
Dark Lady 2013 -
Double Gold China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards 2015
Hidden Gem Platter's Wine Guide 2016
Dark Lady 2015 - Double Gold China Wine & Spirits Award 2016

SAWI Rating: 93 points Grand Gold

Intense chocolate/mocha aromas intermingled with fabulous fruit.

about the harvest: Pinotage from premium vineyards harvested mid - February 2018.

in the cellar : Only superior quality free run wine was used. 24 hour cold soaking with the addition of yeast thereafter. Colour and aroma extraction was done, applying three pump-overs per day. Fermentation lasted six days. The wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation done in combination with dark toasted French oak. The wine was filtered and bottled in April 2019.

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