De Waal CT de Waal Pinotage 2015

De Waal CT de Waal Pinotage 2015

A dark-coloured wine, showing prune and blackcurrant flavours and a hint of violets. The palate is well-balanced and round with a velvety, lingering finish.

This wine is delicious to enjoy with Oxtail soup, Springbok or Lamb. It also works well with cheese - especially a lightly smoked cheddar cheese.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : De Waal Wines
winemaker : Daniel de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.41 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.88  ta : 4.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


John Platter Wine Guide 4 star rating

ageing : The maturation potential is between 8 - 10 years from date of vintage.

Produced in honour of Charl Theron De Waal - *The first Pinotage winemaker In South Africa in 1941*

De Waal Wines is considered as one of the top Pinotage producers of South Africa.
De Waal is one of only 10 producers who have received the ABSA Top 10  Award six times or more, in the years the competition has been running.
De Waal is home to the oldest Pinotage vineyard in South Africa, a single vineyard that was planted by the current owners’ father in 1950.

in the vineyard : Grape Varieties: 100 % Pinotage
Location of Vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vineyard: 40 - 45 years old
Root Stock: R 99
Method of Trellising: 3 wire-hedge

about the harvest: Harvest Date: 2 February 2015
Sugar level at Harvest: 25.5° B
Yield per Hectare: 4 - 5 tons per hectare

in the cellar : Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 12 months 225-litre French barriques (60% new, 40% second fill)
Bottling Date: December 2017

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale