Harvested early in the morning, the grapes are hand-selected and sorted. Only the healthiest grapes are destemmed, Cold maceration is done for two days to achieve optimum colour extraction before fermentation. During fermentation pump-overs are done 3 times daily and Malolactic fermentation was competed in tank. The wine was racked into French oak Barrels and aged for 14 months in 30% first fill and 70% older tight grain barrels.
Pure, distinct with layered black fruit purity and elegant freshness. This Pinotage is a beautiful, pure expression of South African grape. Typical plum and dark cherry aromas on the nose followed through on the palate overlaid with nuances of coffee mocha and enhanced with a smooth silky mouthfeel with juicy tannins on the finish.
The grapes grow on high potential decomposed granite, Hutton soils, about 210 meters above sea level which enables slow ripening of the grapes under perfect macro-climatic conditions. This soil type is rich in nutrients and moisture and thus has the ability to nurture the vines until the grapes are harvested.
Range: Vineyard Collection