“Pinotage is not for sissies”, words Jan Boland Coetzee will use to explain the challenges of Pinotage to other winemakers. It was these challenges and the exposure to great old vines baring unique grapes that started this love affair with Pinotage. If you are lucky enough to have the right terroir and put in the effort that Pinotage deserves, there is no wine more rewarding.
Produced by Abrie Beeslaar.
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The grapes were picked a week earlier than normal and brought to the cellar for destemming, sorting and fermentation in open top fermenters.
The cap was punched every 2 hours for 60 hours until the right extraction was achieved. After pressing, malolactic fermentation was done in 19 French oak barrels and 2 American oak barrels. The wine matured for 20 months in oak.
- Single Vineyard Stellenbosch
- Total production: 21 Barrels
- Best to drink from 2017 onwards
Vineyards: Single Vineyard Stellenbosch Grapes: 100% Pinotage
Soils: Shale soils
The grapes were picked a week earlier than normal and brought to the cellar for destemming, sor;ng and fermenta;on in open top fermenters. The cap was punched every 2 hours for 60 hours un;l the right extrac;on was achieved. AIer pressing, malolac;c fermenta;on was done in 19 French oak barrels and 2 American oak barrels. The wine matured for 20 months in oak.
Residual Sugar: 2.8g/l pH: 3.60
Total Acidity: 5.5g/l Total Sulphites: 100mg/l
2015 Will be remembered as one of the best vintages of the last two decades. A combina;on of a warm August, cool September and October, and some good rains in November resulted in a classically balanced Pinotage that shows all the posi;ve aspects of a great wine.
Best to drink from 2017 onwards Total produc;on: 21 Barrels