Durbanville Hills Pinotage 2005

Durbanville Hills Pinotage 2005

Veritas 2007 - Bronze
2007 International Wine Challenge – Commended

Colour: Dark ruby.
Bouquet: Ripe berry aromas with dark chocolate and faint vanilla in the background.
Taste: Full-bodied rich in character with harmonious fruit acid balance and a slight tannic finish.


variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Martin Moore
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.2 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.39  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS

Veritas 2007 - Bronze
2007 International Wine Challenge – Commended

in the vineyard : The grapes for this wine were selected from two 16-year-old vineyards, located on the sunny, north-facing vineyards of Maastrict.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked by hand between 24° and 27° Balling during the latter half of April.

in the cellar : The must was fermented on the skins for seven days until dry and left on the skins for three weeks. Fermentation took place in closed stainless steel tanks. Maximum fruit, colour and tannin extraction from the skins was made possible through continuous computer-regulated pump-over cycles. The skins were removed from the juice immediately after the wine was fermented dry. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was matured for 12 months in small oak, using a combination of new and second-fill French oak.

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