Romond Rebus Pinotage 2009

Romond Rebus Pinotage 2009

Elegant and restrained, with soft, juicy red and black fruit flavours at the core and a hint of spice — yet a firm grip to stand it in good stead for the next few years.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Rebus
winemaker : André Liebenberg
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.51 % vol  rs : 1.1 g/l  pH : 3.94  ta : 5.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  
pack : 0  size : 0  closure : 0  


IWSC Silver Outstanding Medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Silver Medal

in the vineyard : The vineyards lie on the lower slopes of Helderberg’s West Peak. The soils are mainly Tukulu with some weathered granite.

Varietal: Pinotage, clone P148 on rootstock 101-14
Age of vines: Planted in 2000
Trellising: Bush vine
Plant density: 3200 vines per hectare
Yield: Approximately 3.3 t/ha
Irrigation: Supplementary drip
Vintage: A cool and wet winter and high temperatures at harvest
Harvest: 7th February
Grape Sugar: Average 24.7 Balling

in the cellar : Bunches were destalked and lightly crushed, allowed to ferment naturally with wild yeasts. Cap punched down by hand 4 times per day and pumped over twice. Fermented dry in 8 days, pressed and returned to tank for MLF. Matured in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels for 22 months.

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