Leopards Leap Pinotage Shiraz 2017

Leopards Leap Pinotage Shiraz 2017

Nose: A beautiful dark fruit profile of blackcurrant and ripe plum beautifully balanced by a touch of toastiness from the oak.
Palate: An array of complex flavours that settle with deeper notes of pepper, mocha and dark fruit. A firm structure serves for a delightful finish.

Pairs well with richly flavoured pork and duck dishes.

variety : Pinotage [ 50% Pinotage, 50% Shiraz ]
winemaker : Eugene van Zyl
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 4.5 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

Wine style: An authentic South African New World blend that is fruit-driven and full-bodied.

in the vineyard : Grapes were selected from areas ideal for growing both varieties, namely Swartland and Paarl.

about the harvest: Picked at optimal fruit ripeness.

in the cellar : The Pinotage and Shiraz component was matured in 225-litre French oak barrels for 12 months.
Picked at optimal fruit ripeness, sorted, de-stemmed, crushed, cold-soaked and fermented at between 25 °C and 28 °C with regular pump-overs and punch-downs to ensure optimum extraction of colour and flavour.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale


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