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Leopards Leap Special Edition Pinotage 2020

Leopards Leap Special Edition Pinotage 2020

Proud example of South Africa’s Signature variety. This Pinotage displays a beautiful rich purple colour with a bright crimson red colour hue. The nose is packed with fruit-forward aromas of raspberry and cherry. Soft nuances of nutmeg and black pepper intertwine with juicy red fruit flavours, underlined by subtle hints of vanilla and oak spices, soft tannins and an elegant finish.


variety : Pinotage [ 94% Pinotage, 6% Cinsault ]
winemaker : Renier van Deventer
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Grapes used for the production of this wine originate from the Paardeberg and Swartland areas. The majority of the vineyards consist of bush-vines without irrigation.

about the harvest: The grapes were hand-picked at an optimum ripeness of 24.5 degrees Balling.

in the cellar : 

Fermentation took place at 22 to 24 degrees Celsius, with daily pump-overs and punch-downs.

After pressing, the wine was transferred to a combination of 300-litre French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. Each contributing to uplift the fruit and bring out a harmonious structure on the palate. 20% in first-fill barrels for a period of 14-16 months and 80% in second-fill and third-fill barrel for the same period.

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