Helderberg Pinotage 2001

Ruby red with purplish edge. Lovely aromas of plums and red cherrys. Soft ripe cherry flavours with a very good balance and length. Suitable for all occasions. Serve with Tzatziki Roast Beef or Roast Rack of Lamb with sautéed or pickled vegetables.

variety : Pinotage [ Pinotage ]
winery : 
winemaker : Our Winemaking Team
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.26 g/l  
type : Red  

ageing : Drink the wine now or leave it to still develop in character and style for up to 3 years.

in the vineyard : Age of vines are between 12 - 25 years. Vines are grafted on rootstocks 101-14 Mgt, Richter 99 depending on the potential of the soil (weathered granite soil type)and planted on the lower Southern slopes. These vines are trellised on a 5-wire hedge system.

about the harvest: Grapes are sourced from low bearing (7 tons/ha) bush vines to ensure complex, well-structured fruit.

in the cellar : The must is fermented on skins for ± 3 days when the juice is drawn off at 10° Balling. Maturation takes place in third fill French oak barrels for 12 months.

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