DeWaal CT de Waal Pinotage 2013 - SOLD OUT

DeWaal CT de Waal Pinotage 2013 - SOLD OUT

A beautiful dark-coloured wine with flavours of prunes and blackcurrant fruit;full-bodied and rich with a smooth and lingering finish. We are dedicating this wine to C.T. de Waal, one of our family members, who was the first person to make wine from the Pinotage grape variety.

Lovely combination paired with oxtail or venison with berry jus

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : DeWaal Wines
winemaker : Daniel de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.9 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : The maturation potential is between 10 - 12 years from date of vintage.

CT de Waal was a lecturer at Elsenburg Agricultural College and was later considered to be one of the greatest red wine pundits ever. In 1941 he made history with an experimental barrel of the first Pinotage wine in the world.

in the vineyard : SOLD OUTGrape Varieties: 100 % Pinotage
Location of Vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vineyard: 47 years old
Root Stock: R 99
Method of Trellising: 3 wire-hedge

about the harvest: Harvest Date: 2 February 2013
Sugar level at Harvest: 25.5° B
Yield per Hectare: 7 tons per hectare

in the cellar : Cellar Maturation: 12 months 225-litre French barriques (60% new, 40% second fill)
Bottling Date: February 2015

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