Legends of the Labyrinth Dark Lady Pinotage 2017

Legends of the Labyrinth Dark Lady Pinotage 2017

Youthful purple, fresh in colour. A coffee, mocha explosion with dark chocolate, rich black fruit, almonds and black cherries on the nose. All these elements follow through adding complexity and depth on the palate. Light to medium body with firm, well integrated tannins.

Serve with rich Christmas pudding, chocolate confectioneries, Duck a l'orange, Ostrich and most rich meat dishes.
Chef's Special: Dark chocolate truffles

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Gielie Beukes
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 13.70 % vol  rs : 2.33 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


Dark Lady 2015 - China Wine & Spirits Award 2017 - Gold 
Dark Lady 2015 - China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards 2016 - Double Gold
Dark Lady 2013 - China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards 2015 - Double Gold
Dark Lady 2012 -  China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards 2014 - Silver
Dark Lady 2011 - Parker Points - 92 Points

SAWi Rating: 93 points | 2017 SAWi Award - Grand Gold

ageing : Lovely fruit and wood balance, this wine is made to enjoy young.

Intense chocolate / mocha aromas intermingled with fabulous fruit.

about the harvest: Pinotage from premium vineyards harvested mid - February.

in the cellar : Only superior quality free run wine was used. 24 hour cold soaking with the addition of yeast thereafter. Colour and aroma extraction was done applying three pump-overs per day. Fermentation lasted six days. The wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation done in combination with dark toasted French oak. The wine was filtered and bottled in September 2017.