African Java Pinotage

Oak matured with vibrant plum and ripe berry fruit on the palate. The wine has an intense aroma of roasted coffee beans followed by a smokey mocha-java aftertaste.

Ideal with hearty red meat dishes such as Osso Bucco. Try with venison, lamb, barbecues, curry, game birds, spare ribs and meat stews.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Van Loveren
winemaker : Bussel Retief
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 8 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Soft  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

2011 3 stars - 2011 John Platter Guide
2010 7/10 2010 WINE Magazine Best Value Guide
2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards - Double Gold

ageing : 2 - 3 years

in the vineyard : Age of vines: 11 Years old br /Soils: Clay; Karoo br /Trellising: 4 Wire Perold system br /Irrigation: Drip irrigation controlled by a computer system through meters and tensiometers.

about the harvest: Machine harvested. Night harvested at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : The juice was fermented on the skins for 4 days after which it was drawn off the skins onto 100% new French Oak staves. Further fermentation and maturation took place on the oak for six months.

find our wines in :