Bellingham Homestead Pinotage 2015

Bellingham Homestead Pinotage 2015

Sight: Intense dark red middle with a ruby red rim.
Nose: Sweet spices, plums and mulberries with hints of vanilla.
Mouth: Ripe and juicy Raspberry, strawberry and black cherry flavours supported by well-integrated oak spice and an exciting tannin structure.

Rosemary and Elderberry roasted leg of lamb, venison, spare ribs with a rich barbecue sauce, oxtail or osso buco.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : Bellingham Wines
winemaker : Niël Groenewald
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 4.5 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

Nestled between the slopes of the Groot Drakenstein mountains in the Franschhoek Valley, lies the Bellingham Homestead. The Homestead Series brings homage to the Bellingham approach to excellence, innovation and quality winemaking through region specific sourcing of grapes and showcasing the most interesting varietals South Africa has to offer.

in the vineyard : The 2015 vintage - also known as the goldilocks vintage because the weather was not too warm and not too cold, just perfect - will be remembered for smaller berries with more concentrated flavour.

Terroir: The Mountainous terrain and diversity of terroirs are key contributors to making this a premier viticultural area with granite and soils.
Climate: The vineyards are on altitudes above 200m and open to the cool south westerly summer breezes originating in False Bay.

about the harvest: Grapes were handpicked late February.

in the cellar : Berries were sorted before a slow fermentation on the skins, punch downs for colour extraction coaxes depth of colour and flavour before malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in barrels.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale