AFRICAN ROCK PINOTAGE 2003
Pinotage is a varietal indigenous to South Africa, originally created in 1925 by crossing Pinot Noir with Cinsaut (also known as Hermitage). The grapes for this wine were hand-picked from a selection of the Cape’s top vineyards in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington and Robertson, harvested at optimal ripeness to ensure a fruit-driven character to the eventual wine.
Grapes were harvested at 23° and 25° Balling in February and March and each vineyard block was separately vinified. The juice was fermented at low temperatures (between 13°C and 15°C) to retain fruit flavours. In addition, three days’ maceration helped to preserve flavour while giving intensity of colour to the wine. A charming attractive youngish looking colour. On the nose a ripe-berry bouquet with a generous fruity palate with a mouth filling velvety sensation.
Residual sugar 5.21 g/l
Total Acidity 5.47 g/l