Cape of Good Hope Basson Pinotage 2008

Cape of Good Hope Basson Pinotage 2008

Cinnamon and clove spice are the top notes to a sweet plum and raspberry bouquet. Fun fizzpop note too. Tangy entry with gentle red fruit - plum and raspberry again - tempered by the spicy flavours on the palate. Not heavy, grippy or intense but not lacking in complexity either. Agreeably light and buoyantly delicate throughout. Tannins are silky but tensile with an almond and clove nuance on the aftertaste.


variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Dawie Botha
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 13.16 % vol  rs : 4.9 g/l  pH : 4.22  ta : 6.3 g/l  va : 0.85 g/l  so2 : 65 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : HISTORY
The Basson family of Nooitgedacht farms the vines themselves in the famous granite soils of the Paardeberg.

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Bush vine Pinotage at high altitude on the top of Paardeberg in Swartland is a challenge between farmer, baboons, the buck and the winds. Natural low yields and the higher altitude, with no irrigation and small vines.

in the cellar : The grapes were hand sorted and fermented in 1 ton open top stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the wine was drained off the skins and underwent malolactic fermentation in cement tanks. The wine was aged in 2nd an 3rd fill French oak barrels for 14 months. The wines are bottle aged for 24 months.

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