Zevenwacht Pinotage 2010

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Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jacques Viljoen
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.63
RS - 3.6 g/l
Total Acid - 6.2 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry


Tasting Notes

A vibrant dark cherry colour, aromas of coffee, plum and chocolate, with smoked vanilla undertones and background hints of cedar wood and liquorice. The palate is rich and generous with ripe cherry flavours and hints of liquorice, chocolate and coffee enhanced by subtle barrel maturation.

Ageing Potential

A wine to savour now and over the next four years.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

To drink slightly chilled as an aperitif or with cherries wrapped in crisp bacon, or with smoked snoek, smoked chicken, smoked mussels or my personal favourite pizza with parma ham, rocket and parmesan shavings. Enjoy with chocolate brownies, vanilla ice cream and berry goulash from your nearest berry farm.

In The Vineyard

The vineyards for this wine are situated on the northern slopes of the Banhoek Valley, ranging in altitude from 450 – 500m above sea level allowing for moderate temperatures.

About The Harvest

We harvest approximately six to eight tons per hectare.

On 23rd of February 2011 we hand harvested the intensely flavored and impressively pigmented bunches, taking them directly to specialized red wine fermentors for an overnight 'cold-soak'.

In The Cellar

On 23rd of February 2011 we hand harvested the intensely flavored and impressively pigmented bunches, taking them directly to specialized red wine fermentors for an overnight 'cold-soak'. This allows for amazing colour extraction early on in the winemaking process. Fermentation takes place with temperatures peaking at 25º C. The wine is pressed off the skins after 6 days into new French Oak, to complete primary fermentation, then followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is then transferred to second fill French Oak barrels where it matures for 9 months.


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Zevenwacht Pinotage 2007 Jacques Viljoen Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2005 The Winemaking Team Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2004 Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 2003 Karl Lambour Pinotage
Zevenwacht Pinotage 1997 Hilko Hegewisch Pinotage

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