DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2007

DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2007

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 : 14.11 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.74  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Huge  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

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 4½ and 5 stars in John Platter's Wine Guide, was awarded WINE magazine Pinotage Champion and received Double gold at the Veritas Awards.

ageing : 10 - 20 years

in the vineyard : Location of vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil type: Gravel & loam
Age of vineyard: 55-60 years
Rootstock: R99
Method of trellising: Bushvines

about the harvest: Sugar level at harvest: 26° Balling
Yield per hectare: 3.5 tons/ha

in the cellar : Cellar Maturation: 24 months 225-litre French barriques (100% new)
Bottling Date: December 2008

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