Spier Signature Pinotage 2011

Spier Signature Pinotage 2011

The wine is dark plum in colour with mouth-watering flavours of cherry tobacco and ripe plum with hints of spicy oak. A good structured palate with sweet juicy fruit and a lasting aftertaste.

Serve with red meat dishes or spicy stews.

variety : Pinotage [ Pinotage, Malbec ]
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.4 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy now, or within 2 to 4 years from harvest.

in the vineyard : Climate
Temperature: Winter 9/18°C; Summer 14/26°C
Annual Rainfall: 650 mm
Proximity to Ocean: 40-70 km

Soil
Clovelly, Hutton and Estcout

Viticulture
Trellised vines are 14 - 16 years old and planted on north-eastern slopes. The vines receive supplementary irrigation and produced 10 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at 24°Balling, gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled

in the cellar : Grapes were harvested at 24°Balling, gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled. After two days of cold soaking the juice was fermented until dry in stainless steel tanks. Three pump-overs were conducted daily. After fermentation, 20% of the wine was matured in French oak barrels for 8-10 months and the remainder matured in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves.

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