DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2001

DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2001

Ink dark wine with intense flavours of rich black plum fruit, cigars, dark chocolate and spiciness.


variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : DeWaal Wines
winemaker : Daniël de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS

The Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage is made from a more than 50-year-old single vineyard and only in those years that Daniel de Waal deems it exceptional quality. Three previous vintages (1996, 1997 and 2000) have been worthy of this honour and all three have received the ABSA Top 10 Pinotage award. The Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage wines also boast with 4½ and 5 stars in John Platter’s Wine Guide and was awarded WINE Magazine Pinotage Champion.

ageing : 10 - 20 years

in the vineyard : Location: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vines: ± 55 years
Rootstock: R 99
Trellising: Bushvines

about the harvest: Sugar level at Harvest: 25° Balling
Yield: 3.5 tons / hectare

in the cellar : Length of Fermentation & Maceration: 14 days
Cellar Barrel Maturation: 20 months 225-litre French barriques (100% new)
Bottling Date: July 2002
Market Release Date: November 2002

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