Beyerskloof Pinotage Reserve 2010

Beyerskloof Pinotage Reserve 2010

Colour:  Dark core with a ruby red rim.

Bouquet:  Intense nose with an upfront presence of blackberry and prunes accompanied well with subtle oak aromas, sweet cedar and charred mocha.

Tasting Notes:  Upon entry strong red cherry and prune flavours intergrated seamlessly with sweet mocha aromas from the oak. Complex, well rounded with excellent balance. A long, lingering finish. This wine will pair well with spicy Indian dishes and matured fillet/rump. Enjoy upon release, but will develop and age well for up to 10 years.

This wine will pair very well with any red meat or venison dishes, but shouts out for a nice juicy steak.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Beyerskloof
winemaker : Anri Truter
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 6.4 g/l  so2 : 145 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Bronze
Taj Classic Wine Trophy 2013

ageing : Can be enjoyed upon release, but will develop and age very well for up to 10 years in the bottle.

in the vineyard : Soil: Oakleaf
Trellising: Bush Vines
Age of Vines: 20 - 30 years old

about the harvest: Above average rainfall and cold weather during winter ensured a good water intake by the soils for growth season. Early budding of the vines started because of warm conditions during September. The start of summer had a lot of rain as well as strong winds which caused uneven ripening, smaller berries and lower yields. High temperatures during summer made for an early harvest. The 2010 harvest will be remembered for small yields especially on the red cultivar but ensured greater quality.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Pinotage
Pinotage
Pinotage
Pinotage
Pinotage
Pinotage
Pinotage
Pinotage
Pinotage
Pinotage
Pinotage
Pinotage