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Wildekrans Pinotage Barrel Selection 2007

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
William Wilkinson
Main Variety
Pinotage
Appellation
Overberg
Alcohol
14.5 %vol
pH
3.68
RS
2.1 g/l
TA
5.4 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Full

Tasting Notes

This rich, powerful and elegant wine, deep garnet in colour has aromas of smoky black cherries and spice that are revealed with a subtle complexity on the palate.

Ageing Potential

Can drink now or keep for 5 - 8 years.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

We believe there are no rules, experiment to your hearts content. Beef Casserole, Beef Fillet and Roast Beef. Rack of Lamb Chilli Roast Chicken Mussels, Salmon Pate Cheddar and Camembert.

In The Vineyard

Area: Bot River, Walker Bay Ward
Soil type: Bokkeveld shale
Age of vines: Vines planted in Winter 1994
Vine Density: 8,200 bush vines, 1.96 hectares, grown 240cm apart.

About The Harvest

The grapes were hand picked at 25° Balling during February 2006.
Yield: 4 tons per hectare

In The Cellar

After early morning harvest, cool grapes are brought into the cellar and then undergo cold maceration for 3 to 4 days to extract soft tannins and ripe fruit flavours before allowing fermentation to begin. Throughout vinification handling was kept to a minimum to ensure that true fruit flavours were retained. 80% of this wine was matured in medium toasted new French Oak barrels and 20% in American Oak barrels.

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