Kaapzicht Pinotage 2016

Kaapzicht Pinotage 2016

Forward wild fruit, prune and youngberry with toasted cedar, vanilla and gun smoke. The palate starts out racy, with a red fruited bright core and firm tannins, developing further complexity of sour cherry, cola, green olives and smoke. A distinctive expression of the variety.

Delicious served with barbecued ostrich steaks or springbok fillet.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Danie Steytler
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.80 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.56  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : This Pinotage is accessible now as a treat with cured meats, but will also age comfortably for the next 5 years.

in the vineyard : 19 Year old bush vines planted in weathered granite soil. Yield of 4.2 tons per hectare – all dry land, unirrigated.

about the harvest: 

Grapes were picked at full ripeness (25° Balling).
Yield of 4.2 tons per hectare.

in the cellar : fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over 3-4 times a day. After a light pressing the Pinotage underwent malolactic fermentation before going into 33% new French oak barrels for 18 months.

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