Diemersdal Pinotage 2013

Diemersdal Pinotage 2013

This wine shows a complex nose of red fruits, vanilla, exotic spices, and rich dark chocolate aromas. The palate is full flavoured and smoothly textured with oriental spice, chocolate and roasted banana flavours.

Lamb-knuckle or oxtail stew with sun-dried tomatoes.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.98 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2012 vintage: Bronze - Veritas Wine Awards 2013
2012 vintage: Gold - Michelangelo International Wine Awards, SA 2013
2012 vintage: ABSA Pinotage Top 10 2013
2011 vintage: ABSA Pinotage Top 10 2012
2009 vintage: Gold – Michelangelo International 2010
2009 vintage: 4 Stars - Wine Magazine June 2010
2009 vintage: 4½ Stars - John Platter Wine Guide 2010
2008 vintage: Top Ten Pinotage - Wine Magazine

ageing : Our Pinotage is is ready to drink, but will also benefit for another 5 years cellaring.

in the vineyard : Terroir
Slope: North facing slopes
Soil: Deep red Hutton
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean

Viticulture
Trellising: 4 wire Perold
Age of vines: 15 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness.
Yield: 10 - 14 t/ha

in the cellar : Oenology
Fermented in open fermenters for 5 - 7 days at 26° - 28° C. Punch through every 4 hours, pressed at 5° Balling. 100% Malolactic fermentation completed spontaneously in tanks; racked into 225 litre French oak barrels.

Maturation
12 months oak maturation in 30% new 225 litre French oak barrels.

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