Rossouw Private Collection Pinotage 2013

Main Features

Youthful purple, fresh in colour. A coffee, mocha explosion with dark chocolate, rich black fruit, almonds and black cherries on the nose. All these elements follow through adding complexity and depth on the palate. Light to medium body with firm, well integrated tannins. Lovely fruit and wood balance, this wine is made to enjoy young.

Viticulture

Origin: Wellington
Soil type: Cape Hutton
Harvesting time: Mid February
Yield: 8 - 9 tons per hectare

Vinification

Balling: 24º B at harvest
Fermentation: Only superior quality free run wine was used, 24 hour cold soaking with the addition of yeast thereafter. Colour and aroma extraction was done applying three pump-overs per day. Fermentation lasted six days. The wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation done in combination with dark toasted French oak. The wine was filtered and bottled in September 2014
Oaking: Matured in 300l new dark toasted French oak barrels for 8 months
Aging: Ready to drink now or can mature for another 3-5 years
Serving: Serve with rich Christmas pudding, chocolate confectionaries, Duckal'orange, ostrich and most rich meat dishes
 

Statistics

Vintage: 2013
Country of Origin: South Africa
Region: Wellington
Alcohol Volume: 14 %
Sugar: 2.8 g/l
pH: 3.54
Acidity: 5.9 g/l