DIEMERSFONTEIN THE PRODIGY PINOTAGE 2018

R80.00 R72.00

The prodigy, by definition, refers to a young person with exceptional qualities or abilities. The same attributes that you will find in this joyous Pinotage wine.

Unlike his older siblings, the original Diemersfontein’Coffee/Chocolate’ style Pinotage and the Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Reserve Pinotage, this wine exudes the unique, youthful and vibrant characteristics of this truly South African varietal.

As the new kid on the block, the Prodigy emanate rich flavours of dark red fruit like mulberry and black berry on the nose followed by strawberry, cherry and plum on the palate all wrapped in a subtle hint of a well-balanced oak component.

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

Again, by the definition of the word prodigy – an outstanding example of a particular quality.

Description

Download the tasting note for the Diemersfontein ‘The Prodigy’ Pinotage 2018

VINTAGE: 2018


CULTIVAR: 95% Pinotage, 5% Shiraz


WINE OF ORIGIN: Western Cape


HARVEST DATE: February 2018


YIELD: 8 ton/ha


VINIFICATION
Pinotage grapes were harvested from various sites in Wellington at optimum ripeness, destalked, slightly crushed and vinified in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation happened over 7 days then pressed and after 30 days completed MLF in tank . The wine was racked and aged or 10 months on French oak staves.

TASTING NOTES
Diemersfontein The Prodigy Pinotage emanate rich flavours of dark red fruit like mulberry and black berry on the nose followed by strawberry, cherry and plum on the palate all wrapped in a subtle hint of a wellbalanced oak component.

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

ANALYSIS
ALC:14% | TA: 5.4g/l | pH:3.67 | RS: 2.4g/l