The vineyards for this wine are situated in Paardeberg region. Granite soils provide freshness to the wine while shale soils contribute to good structure that results in a full lengthy mouthfeel.
The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness, followed by de-stemming, crushing and cold soaking for 24 hours. Fermentation lasted 14 days after which the wine went through malolactic fermentation to ensure a softening of compounds resulting in an elegant smoothness on the palate. Gentle wood maturation for 14 months in second fill French oak barrels adds complexity and elegance to this wine.
This Pinotage brims with vibrant black and red berries, with a slight earthiness and smokey oak notes adding interest.
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