Beyerskloof Pinotage 2011

Beyerskloof Pinotage 2011

Darkish, Burgundian purple colour. Spicy wood notes against rich plum and berry fruit, with typical restrained 'fynbos' aromatic notes on the nose. On the palate this wine has a dry, soft fruit-encased tannins which follow a spicy/fruit-sweet entry, understated and balanced, medium-bodied with a nice spicy length.


variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Beyerskloof
winemaker : Travis Langley
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.14 g/l  pH : 3.60  ta : 5.35 g/l  so2 : 73 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

2012 Veritas Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
2012 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Silver

ageing : Impressive for consistency, given the volume produced of this specific vintage, a wine made to enjoy young.

in the vineyard :  Good rainfalls and cool weather during winter ensured good nutrient storage by the vines. The early summer saw mild temperatures with some cool evenings emulating into an even budding period. Above average temperatures during summer and the latter ripening periods made for an early but intensive harvest.
Soil: Hutton, Clovelly & Kroonstad
Trellising: Mainly Bush Vines
Age of Vines: 10 - 20 years old

about the harvest: The 2011 harvest saw average yields of healthy grapes with good primary fruit aromas and concentration of the young wines.

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