Overgaauw Pinotage Cabernet Franc 2000

John Platter - 4 stars
A fruity dry red wine. Colour – brilliant red. Medium bodied with cherry and raspberry flavours. Cab Franc character shows stronger and as the wine matures the Pinotage flavours will become more dominant. A lively fruit-driven palate with soft tannins. A wine for many occasions!


variety : Pinotage | 60% Pinotage, 40% Cabernet Franc
winery : Overgaauw Estate
winemaker : Chris Joubert
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.44 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Will benefit with another year of bottle-ageing.

in the vineyard : Age of vineyards: Pinotage - 7 years
Cabernet Franc - 18 years

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at 25º Balling in February and March 2000
Yield per hectare: 7 tons

in the cellar : Length of fermentation: Pinotage - 10 days on skins
Cabernet Franc - 18 days on skin
Maturation: 15 months in Third fill 225L barrels. Aged in 3 year old small oak barrels. Aged in 100% French oak.

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