DeWaal Pinotage 2012

DeWaal Pinotage 2012

The De Waal Pinotage is a medium bodied wine with flavours of ripe plums and cherries. The palate is rich, with a lingering finish and well integrated tannins.

The De Waal Pinotage is perfect with Venison dishes.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : DeWaal Wines
winemaker : Pieter de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

90.00De Waal Wines is considered one of the top Pinotage producers in South Africa being only 1 of 6 producers to have received the Top 10 Pinotage award 6 times or more in the 18 years that the competition has been running.

ageing : The De Waal Pinotage is drinking beautifully now but will mature for a further 5 - 8 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : This wine was produced from trellised vineyards situated on warmer north facing slopes. The soil type is Gravel & Loam. The vines are up to 30 years of age.

about the harvest: These vines produce 9 tons per hectare. The grapes were harvested on the 1st of March 2012.

in the cellar : The pressing of the grapes and the fermentation period takes 14 days. The wine is then aged in French barrels for 10 months.

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