Carpe Diem Pinotage Reserve 2015

Carpe Diem Pinotage Reserve 2015

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Description

Inviting flavours of raspberries, cherries and pencil shavings on the nose, followed with rich fruit flavours of plum and berries rounding it all off with supple tannins on the palate.

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VINTAGE: 2015


CULTIVAR: 100% Pinotage


WINE OF ORIGIN: Wellington


HARVEST DATE: February 2015


YIELD: 8 ton/ha


VINIFICATION
Harvested early in the morning. Bunches and berries were very small, which we believe ensured the high extract of the wine. The berries were crushed into stainless steel tanks and inoculated with yeast. Pump overs were done every 3 hours for 30 minutes to extract the colour and flavours. At 2°B the wine was racked and the skins pressed. The wine was inoculated with malolactic bacteria and took place in old barrels. After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked from the lees. The wine spends a further 16 months in a combination of new French – and American oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES
Inviting flavours of raspberries, cherries and pencil shavings on the nose, followed with rich fruit flavours of plum and berries rounding it all off with supple tannins on the palate.

FOOD PAIRING
South African staples Bobotie, Bunny Chow and Braai, all begs for a glass of Pinotage. Its versatility makes it a great partner with roast duck, lamb casseroles or even Chocolate soufflé.

ANALYSIS
ALC:14% | TA:5.91g/l | pH:3.49 | RS:2.6g/l

Additional information

Size

750ml, Magnum