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Skraalhans Pinotage, Kaapzicht

Previously Kaapzicht Pinotage, renamed 'Skraalhans',(lean stray) a tall gangly weed growing in the vineyards. The wine is produced from 20 year old bush vines planted in weathered granite soil.

New to the range, Smoky nose with notes of toast, cedar and blackberry jam. Lighter than the Rooiland with less Oak and tight raspberry/cranberry fruit on the palate.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.7 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.8 g/L

pH

3.43

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Danie Steytler

VARIETY

Pinotage

TIME IN OAK

10 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

This Pinotage was harvested at 22⁰B and fermented for 3 days on skins, to ensure light extraction and preserve fresh fruit flavours. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for 10 months in old 500L barrels.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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