Other recent vintages:  2016   2015   2014  

This wine shows an abundance of plum, dark berry, and cassis on the nose with hints of chocolate and caramel. The palate has a mineral edge with flavours of molasses, mulberry, and vanilla. The palate boasts excellent concentration with fine tannins and great length.

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  • South Africa    Coastal Region    Stellenbosch
  • 100%
    Pinotage
     
  • Alcohol
      14.0%
  • Certified sustainable
  • Oak
      12 months 10% new French oak
  • Residual sugar
      1.9 g/L

The vines are planted on sandy, alluvial soil at a low elevation. The site is cooled by southeasterly winds that enable a longer hang times. Slow ripening allows the grapes to achieve phenolic ripeness at a lower sugar level.

This wine is fermented in open stainless steel tanks with gentle pump-overs performed twice daily to extract softer tannins. The wine spends 12 months ageing in French oak barrels, of which 10% are new. This wine is not fined before bottling.