Villiera Pinotage 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.76 %vol
pH - 3.8
RS - 2.35 g/l
Total Acid - 5.89 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Medium


Tasting Notes

A new style Pinotage with subtle oak spice, plums, vanilla and a slight smokiness on the nose. On the palate it is soft but well structured with good length. The wine is well balanced and can be enjoyed now with the potential to age for a further 5 years.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

About The Harvest

The grapes from largely old vines were hand picked at optimum ripeness to ensure ripe tannins. Only healthy fruit was used.

In The Cellar

After crushing and destalking it was inoculated and fermentation occurred at an average of 28 ˚C. After regular pump overs, it was pressed just before dryness and completed malolactic fermentation in tank before being racked to French oak barrels. Twenty five percent of the oak was new and the wine remained in wood for 10 months before it was prepared for bottling.

Additional Information

Pinotage is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut and was developed in South Africa, making it our unique variety. It is intensely flavoured and positively reflects its terroir.


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