Piekenierskloof un-grafted bush vine Pinotage planted in 1976. A really good start to make a fantastic example of the cultivar.
Grapes were harvested, hand sorted and then crushed. 4 days cold soak and then inoculated before regular punch downs. Pressed and straight to barrel. After maturing for 16 months, the three best barrels were selected for this maiden release.
All the berries are here, strawberry, raspberry, blackberries and plums. Wrapped in a layer of fine dark chocolate and offset with a touch of liquorice. The mouthfeel is soft and silky with just enough tannin. This wine will evolve and mature into something really special over the next 4-7 years.
A winemaker’s selection of the three best barrels, 70 % new French Oak, matured for 16 month prior to being bottled unfiltered and unfined. With alcohol of 14.5 % and a TA of 5.9 g/l this will stand the test of time.