De Waal CT de Waal Pinotage 2015
Technical Analysis
: Daniel de Waal
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 12.41 %vol
pH : 3.88
RS : 3.1 g/l
Total Acid : 4.1 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity

John Platter Wine Guide 4 star rating
Tasting Notes
A dark-coloured wine, showing prune and blackcurrant flavours and a hint of violets. The palate is well-balanced and round with a velvety, lingering finish.
Ageing Potential
The maturation potential is between 8 - 10 years from date of vintage.
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions
This wine is delicious to enjoy with Oxtail soup, Springbok or Lamb. It also works well with cheese - especially a lightly smoked cheddar cheese.
In The Vineyard
Grape Varieties: 100 % Pinotage
Location of Vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vineyard: 40 - 45 years old
Root Stock: R 99
Method of Trellising: 3 wire-hedge
About The Harvest
Harvest Date: 2 February 2015
Sugar level at Harvest: 25.5° B
Yield per Hectare: 4 - 5 tons per hectare
In The Cellar
Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 12 months 225-litre French barriques (60% new, 40% second fill)
Bottling Date: December 2017
Additional Information
Produced in honour of Charl Theron De Waal - *The first Pinotage winemaker In South Africa in 1941*

De Waal Wines is considered as one of the top Pinotage producers of South Africa.
De Waal is one of only 10 producers who have received the ABSA Top 10  Award six times or more, in the years the competition has been running.
De Waal is home to the oldest Pinotage vineyard in South Africa, a single vineyard that was planted by the current owners’ father in 1950.

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