Rhebokskloof Pinotage 2002

This full-bodied Pinotage has a lot of fruit flavours and a fine balance between wood and fruit.

It is the ideal accompaniment to full-bodied red meat dishes as well as spicy foods.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Daniel Langenhoven
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.75 % vol  rs : 2.44 g/l  pH : 3.77  ta : 5.07 g/l  so2 : 110 mg/l  fso2 : 40 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  

ageing : The wine should be drink now of in the near future.

in the vineyard : Soil type: Oakleaf
Age: The vineyards were planted in 1975 and 1996
Slope: The vineyards are North-East facing and receives morning sun

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested on 01 February 2002
Tons per hectare: 4.5 tons per hectare
The grapes were hand-picked at 23.6º Balling into bins and immediately transported to the cellar.

in the cellar : After being destalked, the skins and juice were placed in one stainless steel tank where the juice lay on the skins over night before being inoculated with yeast. The juice fermented at between 25ºC to 30ºC. At ±6º Balling, 20% of wine was racked to new barrels where it underwent alcohol fermentation, and then malolactic fermentation.

The balance of the wine was transferred to a stainless steel tank and the skins were transferred to the press. The juice from the skins was added to the juice in the stainless steel tank and thereafter this wine underwent malolactic fermentation. During September 2002 the wine in the stainless steel tank was transferred to 2nd and 3rd fill barrels. The wine remained in the barrels for approximately 14 months where after it was bottled.

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