The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness. Fermentation in open-fermenters for 5-7 days at 26?C to 28?C. Punch through every 4 hours pressed at 5? Balling. 100% MLF completed spontaneously in tanks before the wine was racked into 225L French oak barrels. 12 ? 16 months oak maturation in 30% new 225L French oak barrels.
This wine shows a complex nose of red fruits, vanilla, exotic spices, and rich dark chocolate aromas. The palate is full flavoured and smoothly textured with oriental spice, chocolate and roasted banana flavours. Our Pinotage is ready to drink, but will also benefit from another 5 years? cellaring.