Lyngrove Collection Pinotage 2011

Lyngrove Collection Pinotage 2011

Ruby red colour, crammed with ripe dark berries and hints of spice. Juicy wine, made in an early drinking style

Serve this wine at 15 - 18° C. This wine would compliment the simplest of meals, could be enjoyed at parties, or is a perfect companion for more serious meaty dishes at the dinner table.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Hannes Louw
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 4.5 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : The inspiration for the collection range of wines is that they are easy to drink but also true to their terroir. The emphasis lies on smooth tannins and fruit-expression of the specific cultivar.

The 3ha vines were planted in 2000 on (101-14) rootstock with 2.5m spacing. The vines are drip-irrigated to ensure optimal ripening and trained on the 5-wire-Perold-trellis system. Its planted on soils consisting of weathered granite on clay. Vines are planted on North-West facing slopes. The nearby Atlantic Ocean (False bay) also has a cooling affect on the vineyards during the ripening season.

about the harvest: The grapes picked at 25° balling on the 21st of February 2011 when the pip was brown and the skins had no more green bitter tannins.

Winter (June) was cold- resulting in cold soils and thus adequate rest for the vines. The season was characterized with below-average rainfall. Optimal conditions in spring resulted in perfect bud/flowering conditions. We had vigorous vine growth in December, resulting in the harvest season starting 1 week earlier than 2010.

in the cellar :  Berries were crushed and cold-soaked for about 48 hours at 15° C, and then inoculated with suitable yeast that would bring out the best out of the varietal. The must was fermented in stainless steel tanks with aeration every 4 hours - this was done to extract all of the colour and flavours out of the must. Fermentation takes about 5 days at temperatures between 24 - 29° Celsius.

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