DeWaal CT de Waal Pinotage 2009

DeWaal CT de Waal Pinotage 2009

A compact black wine with flavours of ripe dark cherries and damson fruit; full, and rich with a persistent finish.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : De Waal Wines
winemaker : Daniel de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.71  ta : 4.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  


We are dedicating this wine to C.T. de Waal, one of our family members, who was the first person to make wine from the Pinotage grape.

CT de Waal was a lecturer at Elsenburg Agricultural College and was later considered to be one of the greatest red wine pundits ever. In 1941 he made history with an experimental barrel of the first Pinotage wine in the world. 

ageing : 10 - 15 years

in the vineyard : Location of vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil type: Gravel & loam
Age of vineyard: 47 years
Rootstock: R99
Method of trellising: Bush vines

about the harvest: Harvest Date: 20 February 2009
Sugar level at Harvest: 24.5°B
Yield per Hectare: 4.6 tons per hectare

in the cellar : Fermentation and Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 12 months 225-litre French barriques (60% new, 40% second fill)
Bottling Date: January 2011
Market Release Date: March 2011

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