De Waal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2018
Ink-dark coloured wine with great concentration, intense black fruit and complexity. A well-structured wine with a rich middle palate and a long, lingering finish.
Age of Vineyard: 71 years - oldest Pinotage vines in the world.
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The Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage wines consistently receive 4½ and 5 stars in John Platter’s Wine Guide, it was awarded the WINE magazine Pinotage Champion and it has received Double Gold medals at the Veritas Awards on numerous occasions. It has received the Pinotage Top 10 award 6 times.
Chosen by European Gourmet journalist, Francesca Negri, in her Italian book in 2016 “1001 Wines to Enjoy once in a Lifetime”
Blend: 100% Pinotage
Food Suggestion: A fantastic food pairing to Venison (Springbok and Kudu), an Oxtail Pot and matured Gruyere Cheese.
Ageing Great ageing potential for 10 - 12 years.
Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 18 months 225-litre French barriques (100% new)
Bottling Date: February 2022
Market Release Date: April 2022
Harvest Date: 16 February 2018
Sugar level at Harvest: 24.6° B
Yield per Hectare: 2.5 tonnes per hectare.
Location of Vineyard: 0.5 ha on warmer north facing slopes.
The oldest Pinotage vineyard in the world. Established in 1950.
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Root Stock: R 99
Method of Trellising: Bush vines.
Pack Size: 750ml
Pack Type: Bottle