Bosman Family Vineyards Pinotage 2016

Bosman Family Vineyards Pinotage 2016

Colour: Crimson red with a youthful purple rim
Nose: Blackberries, strawberries, violets, hints of mocha and caramel with notes of baked toffee banana
Palate: A beautiful juicy and round mouthfeel follows through with an elegant finish and finely structured tannins.

Pair with hearty stews, lamb shanks or a rich venison pie.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Corlea Fourie
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 41.24 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.61  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : To be enjoyed 2 - 15 years after date of vintage.

"If you've worked with vines your whole life you get to know the exceptional ones from the good ones. I saw a specific batch of Pinotage in our nursery and it was clear that we needed to plant them. That was in the year 1994..."  - Jannie Bosman, Seventh generation.

Now, over 26 years later, this Pinotage vineyard has proven itself to consistently produce fruit that forms the basis of award winning wines that would make Abraham Izak Perold, descendant of Wellington and the progenitor of this indigenous cultivar, very proud.

in the vineyard : We utilize grapes from two vineyards planted with vines from our Leliefontein nursery. The first being our Hexberg vineyard which is the oldest red grape vineyard used in the production of all of our wines. The second and younger vineyard, Haasland, gives us some exceptional fresh fruit flavours.

in the cellar : Great care is taken to preserve the stunning fruit quality. Innoculation after de-stemming; punch-downs and pump-overs to extract colour and flavour and then maturation in small (225L) and larger (500L) oak casks of American (40%) and French (60%) origin.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale