Kaapzicht Pinotage 2009

Kaapzicht Pinotage 2009

Dark purple deepening to the centre with pure Pinotage flavours bursting from the glass; layers of ripe mulberry, strawberry and plum pudding lifted by juicy balancing acidity; toasty oak vanillin and spice adds interest without overwhelming the unique grape character; deftly crafted with firm structure and balance to mature for 5 - 6 years; enjoy with air dried beef biltong or ostrich steak for the perfect South African taste.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master

A definite food wine. Match with ostrich steak covered in a dark chocolate / chilli sauce.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Danie Steytler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.62 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.68  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now and enjoy the vibrant youthfulness. You will be well rewarded with increased complexity and integration by cellaring for 3 - 5 years.

in the vineyard : Vines planted in weathered granite soil.

about the harvest: Grapes were picked at full ripeness (25.8° Balling).
Yield of 6 - 7 tons per hectare.

in the cellar : Grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over 3 - 4 times a day. After a light pressing the Pinotage underwent malolactic fermentation before going into 50% new French oak barrels for 24 months.

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