Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2012 SOLD OUT

Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2012 SOLD OUT

Full bodied with dark berry and plum flavours and well balanced with complex aromas from French Oak barrels. A wine with a long lingering finish.

Ostrich fillet with chocolate-chilli sauce, rack of lamb or a hearty beef stew should all pair well with this bold Pinotage.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.50 % vol  rs : 2.60 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 6.00 g/l  
type : Red  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2012 vintage: Silver - Veritas Wine Awards 2013
2012 vintage: Runner-up - ABSA Top Ten Pinotage 2013
2011 vintage: Bronze Medal - Veritas Wine Awards 2012
2012 vintage: Grand d'Or - Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards 2012
2011 vintage: CCL Label Grand Prix Trophy - Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2012
2011 vintage: Sue van Wyk Pinotage Trophy - Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2012
2010 vintage: Grand d'Or - Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2011
2010 vintage: Sue van Wyk Pinotage Trophy - Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2011
2010 vintage: Winner - ABSA Top Ten Pinotage in South Africa
2009 vintage: Gold - Veritas 2010

2013 vintage to be released in July 2014

in the vineyard : Slope: North-facing slopes
Soil: Deep red Hutton
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean
Trellising: Bush Vines
Age of Vines: 37 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: These grapes were harvested at optimum phenolic ripeness.
Yield: 5t/ha

in the cellar : Oenology:
Fermented in 1 ton open fermenters for 5 - 7 days at 26° - 28º C. Punch through every 4 hours and then pressed at 5º B. 100% MLF completed spontaneously in 225L French oak barrels.

Maturation:
18 months wood maturation in carefully selected new 225L French oak barrels.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

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