De Waal Pinotage 2018
This is our regular Pinotage. It shows cherry and raspberries flavours on the middle palate and has a soft, lingering aftertaste.
A medium-bodied, lighter style of Pinotage, produced from younger vineyards.
De Waal is one of 10 producers who have received the ABSA Pinotage Top 10 award 6 times or more, in the years the competition has been running.
Blend Percent: 100% Pinotage
This wine could be served chilled in summer. Put it for 30 minutes in the fridge, chill it to about 12 Degrees Celsius, it is delicious and refreshing on a hot summers day! It pairs well with most South-African dishes, such as bobotie, boerewors, barbecued meat and delicate cheeses.
Ageing It will benefit from ageing.
Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 3 months in older barrels
Bottling Date: 2 October 2018
Furture Maturation Potential: 3 - 4 years
Market Release Date: December 2019
Harvest Date: 1 March 2018
Sugar level at Harvest: 22.0°B
Yield per Hectare: 9.0 tons per hectare
Location of Vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vineyard: 25 - 28 years
Method of Trellising: 1 wire
Pack Size: 750ml
Pack Type: Bottle