DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2011

DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2011

Ink dark wine with intense flavours of rich black plum fruit, cigars, dark chocolate and spiciness.

Venison, red meats and casseroles.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : DeWaal Wines
winemaker : Daniel de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Huge  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

DeWaal Pinotages have received the ABSA Top 10 Pinotage award 6 times. The Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage wines also boast with 4½ and 5 stars in John Platter's Wine Guide, was awarded WINE magazine Pinotage Champion and have received Double Gold medals at the Veritas Awards on numerous occasions.

ageing : 10 - 20 years

in the vineyard : Location of vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil type: Gravel & loam
Age of vineyard: 61 years
Rootstock: R99
Method of trellising: Bushvines

about the harvest: Sugar level at harvest: 25.5° Balling
Harvest Date: 17 February 2011
Yield per hectare: 3.0 tons/ha

in the cellar : Fermentation and Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 21 months 225 litre French barriques (100% new)
Bottling Date: April 2013
Market Release Date: May 2013

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