Capelands Classic Pinotage 2001

The wine is deep ruby in colour with aromas of almond and marzipan complemented by a hint of spice. The palate rewards with ripe berry and banana flavours.

variety : Pinotage [ Pinotage ]
winery : Capelands
winemaker : Frans Smit
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.29 % vol  rs : 5.14 g/l  pH : 3.82  ta : 5.26 g/l  
type : Red  

ageing : Enjoy within 2 years from harvest.

in the vineyard : CLIMATE: Average temperature - Summer 26° C
- Winter 12° C
Annual rainfall 300-500 mm
Proximity to ocean 80 km
SOIL: Deep red Scaley
VITICULTURE: Trellised, 9-year-old vines that are planted on southwesterly slopes yielded between 12 and 15 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Harvested in mid-February. The grapes were picked at 25° Balling.

in the cellar : Fermentation took place in small stainless steel tanks under temperature-controlled conditions. An 80% portion underwent natural malolactic fermentation.
30% of the wine was matured in 3rd- and 4th-fill French oak barrels for 8 months.

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