Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage 2006

Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage 2006

Veritas 2008 - Silver
2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver

2008 Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
On the nose cherries and blueberries with sweet vanilla undertones followed by soft mouth filling tannin.

This wine lends itself to rich lamb casseroles and gentle Malay type curries.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Francois Roode/Brett Rightford
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.93 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 5.66 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Veritas 2008 - Silver
2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver
2008 Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal

in the vineyard : Grapes were harvested from a north facing vineyard, all bush vines. Deep Glen Rosa soils with a high clay capacity ensure good water retention - no irrigation was given.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested early in the morning with sugar at 26° B. Bunches and berries were very small, (average bunch weight approx. 125g) which we believe ensured the high extract of the wine.

in the cellar : The berries were "crushed" into an open fermenter and inoculated with yeast. Fermentation temperature at 27° - 29° C. Combined pumping over (15 minutes) and punching down (10 minutes) every 3 hours. Pressed at 2° B after completion of primary fermentation. Inoculation with Lactic Bacteria. Malolactic Fermentation happened in the barrel and lasted approximately 6 weeks after which the wine was racked and returned to barrel for maturation period of 15 months in 80% new oak (70:30; French: American).

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