Mooiplaas Pinotage 2018
(R864.00 for 6 x 750ml)
The nose reveals the characteristic sweet red cherries, Christmas with floral hints. Well rounded medium bodied wine with velvet-like tannins, good balanced and integrated fruit.
Pair with roast chicken, Cape Malay spiced dishes, roast pork, roast lamb, pizza & pasta dishes. Pinotage also works particularly well with flame grilled meats.
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Fermentation took place over 7 days in closed stainless steel tanks, mixed by pumping over, pressed in horizontal basket press. 50% Of the Pinotage matured in stainless steel tanks, giving it fruit and elegance, and 50% in small French oak barrels for 9 months, giving it balance, length and structure.
The vineyard is located 250m above sea level on an east facing slope in the Bottelary Hills. Training method: Pinotage bush vine Soil type: Granite soil, offering enough growth but not too vigorous for the bush vine. Harvest date: 16 February 2018. Harvested by hand.
Yield: Pinotage 7.6 tonnes/ha = 52hl/ha
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