Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2014  SOLD OUT

Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2014 SOLD OUT

Full bodied with dark berry and plum flavours and well balanced with complex aromas from French Oak barrels. A wine with a long lingering finish.

Ostrich fillet with chocolate-chilli sauce, rack of lamb or a hearty beef stew should all pair well with this bold Pinotage.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.71 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2013 vintage: Winner – Absa Pinotage Top 10’14
2012 vintage: Runner-up – Absa Pinotage Top 10 ‘13
2011 vintage: Grand Prix Trophy – Michelangelo International Wine Awards ‘11
2011 vintage: Sue van Wyk Pinotage Trophy – Michelangelo International Wine Awards ‘11
2011 vintage: Gran D’Or – Michelangelo International Wine Awards ‘12
2010 vintage: ABSA Pinotage Top 10 ‘11
2010 vintage: DOUBLE GOLD – Michelangelo International ‘11
2010 vintage: Sue van Wyk Pinotage Trophy – Michelangelo International Wine Awards ‘11
2009 vintage: GOLD – Veritas ‘10

2013 vintage to be released in July 2014

in the vineyard : Terroir
Slope: North-facing slopes
Soil: Deep red Hutton
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean.

Viticulture
Trellising: Bush Vines
Age of Vines: 17 & 39 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: These grapes were harvested at optimum phenolic ripeness.
Yield: 7 t/ha

in the cellar : Grapes for this wine comes from 50% 39 year old bush vines and the other 50% from 17 year old trellised vines. Fermented in 1 ton open fermenters for 5-7 days at 26-28ºC. Punch through every 4 hours and then pressed at 5ºB. 100% MLF completed spontaneously in 225L French oak barrels.

Maturation: 14 months wood maturation in 50% new 225L French oak barrels.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

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