DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2002

DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2002

Ink dark wine with intense flavours of rich black plum fruit, cigars, dark chocolate and spiciness


variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : DeWaal Wines
winemaker : Daniel de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.68 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Huge  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS

The Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage is made from an almost 60-year-old single vineyard and only in those years that Daniel de Waal deems it of exceptional quality.

Four previous vintages (1996, 1997, 2000 & 2001) have been worthy of this honour and all have received the ABSA Top 10 Pinotage award. The Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage wines also boast with 4 and 5 stars in John Platters Wine Guide, was awarded WINE magazine Pinotage Champion and received Double gold at the Veritas Awards. Danil de Waal received the Diners Club Winemaker of the Year award for the 2001 DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage.

ageing : CELLAR BARREL MATURATION: 21 months 225-litre French barriques (100% new)
BOTTLING DATE: February 2004
FUTURE MATURATION POTENTIAL: 10-20 years

in the vineyard : LOCATION OF VINEYARD: On warmer north facing slopes
SOIL TYPE: Gravel & loam
AGE OF VINEYARD: 55-60 years
ROOT STOCK: R 99
METHOD OF TRELLISING: Bushvines

about the harvest: SUGAR LEVEL AT HARVEST: 24,5B
YIELD PER HECTARE: 3.5 tons per hectare

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