Diemersdal Pinotage 2012

Diemersdal Pinotage 2012

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. Our pinotage is ready to drink, but will also benefit for another 5 years' cellaring.

Lamb knuckle or oxtail stew with sun-dried tomato.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.80 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  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: Bush-vine
Age of vines: 12 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
14 months oak maturation in 40% new 225 litre French oak barrels.

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