Half of the wine was fermented in open cement tanks with regular punch downs and pump overs to extract tannin and colour. The remaining half was fermented in closed stainless steel tank and pumped over every 8 hours. The wines were pressed before complete alcoholic fermentation to ensure soft tannins and avoid any over extraction. The wine was matured in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels for 12 months.
Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Pinotage
As always this is a very elegant expression of Pinotage. On the bouquet there are notes of ripe, red fruit with floral tones and hints of lavender. The flavours follow through on the palate which also has a firm, yet elegant tannin structure that will allow the wine to mature well over the next 5-8 years. This wine is delightful on its own but can be successfully paired with hot curry dishes or wintry stews.