De Waal CT de Waal Pinotage 2015
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.
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John Platter Wine Guide 4 star rating
Blend: 100% Pinotage
Food Suggestion: This wine is delicious to enjoy with Oxtail soup, Springbok or Lamb. It also works well with cheese - especially a lightly smoked cheddar cheese.
Ageing The maturation potential is between 8 - 10 years from date of vintage.
Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 12 months 225-litre French barriques (60% new, 40% second fill)
Bottling Date: December 2017
Harvest Date: 2 February 2015
Sugar level at Harvest: 22.5° B
Yield per Hectare: 4 - 5 tons per hectare
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
Pack Size: 750ml
Pack Type: Bottle