Darling Cellars "Old Block" Pinotage 2003

An elegant, cool climate Pinotage with a touch of oak. Some spice on the nose as well as an abundance of small red currant fruit. Smooth, medium-bodied palate of generous richness and mouth-feel.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Abe Beukes
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 15.5 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 5.34 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Enjoy for the next 5 years.

in the vineyard : Vineyards: Bush vines/dry land
Terroir: Deep soils from decomposed granite.
Climate: Warm sunny days and the moderating influence of the Atlantic Ocean.

about the harvest: Crush and destalk, 10 days fermentation at 28°C

in the cellar : Ageing: 25% French oak barrel, 75% French oak stave
Packaging: 6 x 750 ml
After malolactic fermentation, wine is racked into barrels for 11 months. A blend of 3rd and 4th fill barrels are used.

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