Stellenrust Cornerstone Pinotage 2010

Stellenrust Cornerstone Pinotage 2010

This wine offers raspberry and ripe peach and black cherry flavours with subtle oak nuances, a warm succulent palate and delicate lingering sweet and sour finish with lifted acidity.

A great accompaniment to spicy food such as Thai green curries or traditional Cape Malay bobotie.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Tertius Boshoff
wine of origin : Bottelary
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.2 g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Pinotage still forms the Cornerstone of the South Africa’s wine industry although Chenin blanc is giving it a good run for its money.

Grapes for this wine are harvested from 45 year old bushvine from the Bottelary property. Low yields increase fruit intensity and depth of flavour.

about the harvest: Grapes are picked between 25° - 26° Balling

in the cellar : Grapes were crushed and allowed some cold maturation for 24 - 48 hours. It is inoculated with French yeast strains and allowed to ferment in open concrete tanks with manual punchdown every two hours for another 4 - 5 days. The wine is then drained from the skins and further fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then allowed to mature in 100% French oak over a period of 18 - 22 months.

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