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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Daniël de Waal
Main Variety
Pinotage
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
13.0 %vol
pH
3.51
RS
1.8 g/l
TA
6.1 g/l

Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Full

Accolades
The Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage is made from a more than 50-year-old single vineyard and only in those years that Daniel de Waal deems it exceptional quality. Three previous vintages (1996, 1997 and 2000) have been worthy of this honour and all three have received the ABSA Top 10 Pinotage award. The Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage wines also boast with 4½ and 5 stars in John Platter’s Wine Guide and was awarded WINE Magazine Pinotage Champion.

Tasting Notes
Ink dark wine with intense flavours of rich black plum fruit, cigars, dark chocolate and spiciness.

Ageing Potential
10 - 20 years

Blend Information
100% Pinotage

In The Vineyard
Location: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vines: ± 55 years
Rootstock: R 99
Trellising: Bushvines

About The Harvest
Sugar level at Harvest: 25° Balling
Yield: 3.5 tons / hectare

In The Cellar
Length of Fermentation & Maceration: 14 days
Cellar Barrel Maturation: 20 months 225-litre French barriques (100% new)
Bottling Date: July 2002
Market Release Date: November 2002

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