Beyerskloof Pinotage 2013

Beyerskloof Pinotage 2013

Colour:  Dark Ruby Red Colour
Bouquet:  Pure primary fruit aromas with hints of plum and red cherries against mocha and cedar notes.

Tasting Notes:  Strong plum flavours with velvety tannis. Well structured, yet elegant and soft, medium-bodied with a fresh and superbly balanced finish. Impressive for consistency, given the volume produced of this specific vintage.

A great companion to meat and pasta dishes.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Beyerskloof
winemaker : Travis Langley
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.28 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 5.09 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : For a full flavoured experience we recommend drinking young.

in the vineyard : 

Soil: Hutton, Clovelly and Kroonstad
Trellising: Mainly bush bines 
Age of vines: 10 - 20 years old

about the harvest: Good rainfalls and ideal cold weather conditions during winter ensured good nutrient storage and led to sufficient underground water levels for the growing season. The early growing season with cool/moderate day time temperatures and cool evenings produced even budding. A mild December/January provided ideal ripening conditions for the first Pinotage grapes, however heavy rains in early February resulted in difficult harvesting conditions. Mild temperatures had a positive effect on the cultivars picked later in March which resulted in grapes harvested at optimal ripeness, producing good colour and aroma extraction.

in the cellar : Different systems of skin contact and fermentation in open fermenters, roto tanks and fermentomatics. 4 - 5 days on the sin at 25° C. After malolactic fermentation the wine was treated with oak.

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