DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2000

DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2000

The Top of the Hill is only bottled in those years that Daniel de Waal deems it exceptional quality. Only four vintages (1996, 1997, 2000 and 2001) have been produced.


variety : Pinotage [ 60 year old Pinotage Vineyard ]
winery : DeWaal Wines
winemaker : Daniel de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.78  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The Top of the Hill vineyard, planted on gravel loam soil, is the oldest Pinotage vineyard in South Africa. This low-yielding vineyard produces only 3.5 tonnes per hectare.

about the harvest: The grapes are picked at 25° Balling.

in the cellar : This wine receives 14 days maceration on the skins for optimum extract of flavours and colour, after which it spends 20 months in 100% new French oak barriques.

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