Spier Signature Pinotage 2012

Spier Signature Pinotage 2012

Clear bright purple red. This classic South African Pinotage has generous red berry fruit and soft tannins.

Pork with a fruity barbecue sauce, Lamb chops or burgers with caramelised onions.

variety : Pinotage [ Pinotage ]
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.6 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Origin
Western Cape (Darling, Durbanville and Paarl)

Terroir
Soil: Clovelly, Hutton and Estcourt.
Temperature: winter 9/18°C; summer 14/26°C
Annual rainfall: 650-750mm
Proximity to ocean: 40-80km

Vineyard and Climate Conditions
Trellised vines of 14 -16 years old, planted on north-eastern slopes yielded the grapes for this wine. The vines received supplementary irrigation and produced 10 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested at 24°Balling.

in the cellar : Grapes weregently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled. After two days of cold soaking the juice was fermented until dry in stainless steel tanks at 24°C. Three pump-overs were conducted daily. After fermentation 20% of the wine was matured in French oak barrels for 8-10 months and the remainder matured in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves.

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