The fruit is sourced from 35 specially selected grape growing families in the Robertson Valley. The Pinotage vineyards are grown in the lime rich karoo soils with fairly high clay content. This soil enables growers to use regulated deficit irrigation to control vine vigour and berry size. Pinotage quality benefits a lot if quite severe water deficit are induced between berry set and veraison. After a strict vineyard selection the selected fruit
was harvested from middle February to first week in March.
Grapes were harvested at full ripeness between 23, 5° - 26,5°B from a selection of vineyards. Malolactic fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Wine was matured on wood for 3 months to add weight and complexity before stabilization and bottling.
A deep purple tint on the rim with delicious flavors of ripe strawberry, banana, juicy plums and rich, red cherry. Produced in an early drinking style with well-integrated wood and a soft, smooth finish. Enjoy now with roast beef, guinea fowl, roast chicken, stews, lamb, pizza and pasta.
Winemakers: Jacques Roux Thys Loubser Olivia Poonah
Oak Maturation 3 months
Fermentation temp 28°C
Cellaring Potential 2 - 3 Years