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Franschhoek Cellar Stonebridge Pinotage 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Stephan Smit
Main Variety
Pinotage
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
14.00 %vol
pH
3.5
RS
3.5 g/l
TA
5.8 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Body
Full
Taste
Fragrant

Tasting Notes

This fruit-driven Pinotage, which offers “a good, juicy glass of wine,”was handled very gently in the cellar to preserve its generous aromas of black cherries, clove and raspberry jam. A smooth and juicy palate,redolent with ripe mulberries, and glimmers of tobacco and spice from gentle oaking, is followed by an appealingly savoury finish.

Ageing Potential

Drinking well already, but may be cellared for up to 5 years from vintage.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

Serve with roast lamb, gammon steaks or spicy sausages.

In The Vineyard

The vineyards were planted on varied soil types that lend specific nuances and characters to each block of grapes, contributing to the complexity of the wine.

In The Cellar

Gentle maceration to extract only refined and silky tannins and optimal colour, followed by French oak maturation for 8 – 12 months to help smooth out the wine and allow seamless integration.


Additional Information
Built in 1825, the scenic Franschhoek mountain pass boasts the oldest stone bridge still in use in South Africa. Our own unique variety, Pinotage, is a fitting tribute to this historic landmark.

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