DeWaal Pinotage 2002

DeWaal Pinotage 2002

Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze
A compact black wine with flavours of ripe dark cherries and damson fruit; full, and rich with a persistent finish.


variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winery : DeWaal Wines
winemaker : Daniël de Waal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.85 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS

UITERWYK WINE ESTATE is considered one of the top Pinotage producers of South Africa. Only 3 producers have received the Pinotage Top 10 award 5 times or more in the 7 years the competition has been running.

The De Waal family is deeply rooted in the history of Pinotage: a De Waal family member, C.T. de Waal, being the first person to produce a wine from the Pinotage grape.

Swiss Airlines International Wine Awards 2004 - Bronze
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze

ageing : 15 - 20 years.

in the vineyard : Location: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vines: 41 years
Rootstock: R 99
Trellising: Bush vines

about the harvest: Harvest Date: 22 February 2002
Sugar level at Harvest: 25° Balling
Yield: 5 tons / hectare

in the cellar : Length of Fermentation: 14 days
Cellar Barrel Maturation: 15 months 225-litre French barriques (60% new, 40% second fill)
Bottling Date: July 2003
Production: 400 cases
Market Release Date: Spring 2003

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