Stellenrust Cornerstone Pinotage 2011

Stellenrust Cornerstone Pinotage 2011

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  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : 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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