Pinotage 2005

Winemaker`s Comments:
The wine offers concentrated blackberry, vanilla and chocolate flavours, which are well supported by a velvety soft oak integration, a dark ruby colour and soft tannins. This elegant Pinotage with its full round palate can be enjoyed on its own, or is an ideal combination with beef, venison, pasta and cheese.

Grape Variety:  100 % Pinotage
Location: Devon Vale Stellenbosch
Soil Type: Decomposed Granite
Planting Date: 1998
Harvest Date:  February 28, 2005
Sugar at Harvest: 27 Balling
Harvest Method: Hand picked
Harvest Volume: 8.9 to
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5 %
Residual Sugar: 3.1 g/l
Total Acid: 5.4 g/l
Volatile Acid: 0.55 g/l
Total Sulphur: 73 mg/l
ph: 3.6
Maturation: 12 Months in French Oak
Bottling Date: April 16, 2006
Award: 2 x Gold Michelangelo