2007 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Trophy and Gold Medal (best in class)
2007 Decanter World Wine Awards â€“ Bronze Medal ABSA Top 20 Pinotage 2006
2007 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Trophy and Gold Medal (best in class) 2007 Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal ABSA Top 20 Pinotage 2006 Dark cherry red in colour with a deep purple centre and a youthful edge, the wine shows inviting aromas of cherry, well-matured oak spice and hints of tobacco. The palate is beautifully structured and creamy in texture, with rich fruity flavours and a lingering sweet cherry finish.
Enjoy now or within 7 - 10 years of harvest.
The perfect partner to rich venison dishes.
Average Temperature: Winter 7-19Â°C / Summer 14-27Â° C
Annual rainfall: 910 mm Proximity to ocean: 16 km Soil: Glen Rosa, Hutton and Clovelly Viticulture: Trellised, 9 year-old vines planted on south-east facing slopes overlooking False Bay yielded the grapes for this wine. The vineyards received drip irrigation and yielded 8 tons per hectare.
Grapes from selected vineyard blocks were hand-harvested at optimum ripeness, meticulously sorted, gently crushed and cooled to 10-12Â°C.
Cold soaking preceded temperature-controlled fermentation to enable colour and flavour extraction. The wine was matured in a combination of French and American oak, with only the finest wine selected for blending and bottling.