Leopards Leap Pinotage / Shiraz 2010

Leopards Leap Pinotage / Shiraz 2010

Wine style: An authentic South African New World blend that is fruit-driven and medium-bodied.
Nose: A unique blend of dry plums, mulberries and stewed fruit beautifully balanced by a touch of vanilla and herb.
Palate: An array of complex flavours that settle with deeper notes of pepper, mocha and dark fruit. A firm structure ushers in a memorable finish.

Pair with big flavours such as brisketstew, beef steak, lamb and venison.

variety : Pinotage [ 52% Pinotage, 48% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Eugene van Zyl
wine of origin : Villiersdorp / Darling / WCape
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.99 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Grapes were selected from areas mostideal for growing both varietals,namely Swartland and Wellington.

about the harvest: Picked at optimal fruit ripeness.

in the cellar : The Shiraz component was matured in 225-litre European oak barrels for 12 months. The Pinotage component was oak staved for 6 months with added micro-oxygenation.

The Pinotage component was pre-soaked and the Shiraz component whole-bunch fermented with carbonic maceration.Both varieties were fermented at 28° C with regular pump-overs.

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