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Rooiland Pinotage, Kaapzicht

South Africa's very own grape variety and the red gravel soil in the pinotage blocks gives these vineyards their name — Rooiland, meaning red land.

85% Pinotage and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark depth of black plum with an opulent, slightly reductive nose of black cherry, mulberry and stewed plum. The oak is very subtle and integrated, playing to the strengths of the fruit purity and precision. Texturally there is impressive focus, balanced finesse and an elegant mouthfeel punctuated with soft supple black fruits and oak spice.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

4.7 g/L

pH

3.52

ACIDITY

6.1 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Danie Steytler

VARIETY

Pinotage

TIME IN OAK

18 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

Grapes were picked at full ripeness (25ºB), fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over 2 times a day. After a light pressing the Pinotage underwent malolactic fermentation before going into 28% new French oak barrels for 18 months.

Awards

DWWA: Silver

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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