Diemersdal Pinotage 2007

Diemersdal Pinotage 2007

This wine shows a complex nose of red fruits, vanilla, exotic spices, coffee and rich dark chocolate aromas. The palate is full flavoured and smoothly textured with oriental spice, chocolate and roasted banana flavours.

Lamb knuckle or oxtail stew with sun-dried tomato.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.61 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2007: Gold Award at Veritas 2008
2007: Winemakers' Choice Diamond Award 2008
2006: Premium Class - SAA Wine Awards 2009
2006: 3 ½ Stars John Platter 2009

ageing : Our Pinotage is drinking superbly now, but will also benefit for another 5 years cellaring.

in the vineyard : 
Terroir
Slope: North facing slopes
Soil: Deep red Hutton
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean
 
Viticulture
Yield: 5 - 7 t/ha
Trellising: Bush-vine
Age of vines: 32 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : 
Fermented in open fermenters for 5 - 7 days at 26 - 29°C. Punch through every 4 hours, pressed at 5° Balling. 100% Malolactic fermentation completed spontaneously in tanks; racked into 225 litre French oak barrels.
 
16 months oak maturation in 60% new 225 litre French oak barrels.

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