DeWaal CT de Waal Pinotage 2011

DeWaal CT de Waal Pinotage 2011

A compact black wine with flavours of ripe dark cherries and damson fruit; full, and rich with a persistent finish.

The CT De Waal Pinotage will pair beautifully with rich meat dishes.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : DeWaal Wines
winemaker : Daniel de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.70  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : The maturation potential is between 10 - 15 years from date of vintage.

This wine is dedicated to C.T. De Waal, one of our ancestors, who was the first person to produce wine from the Pinotage grape variety. He was a lecturer at Elsenburg Agricultural College and was later considered one of the greatest wine pundits ever. In 1941 he made history with an experimental barrel of the first Pinotage wine in the world.

in the vineyard :  This wine was produced from 29 year old vines. The vineyard is situated on warmer north facing slopes. The soil type is Gravel & Loam. This vineyard produces 5.2 tons per hectare. The grapes were harvested in February 2011.

in the cellar : The pressing of the grapes and the fermentation period takes 14 days. The wine is then aged in 225- litre French Barriques for 12 months, 60% new oak and 40% second fill.

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