Babylon's Peak Pinotage

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Babylon's Peak Pinotage

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IN THE VINEYARD
The Pinotage are dryland bushvines, planted on the highest south-east facing granite slopes on the farm. Due to its unique terroir, this vineyard is ripening slowly over a very long period. This results into very dark colour, soft tannins and good flavour compounds. The baboons normally harvest their quantity first and we pick the rest. 

WINEMAKING
The grapes were harvested by hand at 25.6°B. The grapes were destalked only, no crushing was done. Cold maceration was done before fermentation started in open fermenters. The grapes fermented between 24-26°C for 5-7 days, after which the wine was taken to barrels where it went through malolactic fermentation. After malolactic fermentation was completed, the wine spent 12 months in older 225 litre French oak barrels until bottling. 

TASTING NOTE
Dark red colour, with ripe plums and mocha on the nose. Dark fruit followed by spice on the palate. A well balanced wine with smooth integrated tannins. 

FOOD RECOMMENDATION
Enjoy with lamb, bobotie and braaied red meat. 

Wine of Origin Swartland
Alcohol  14.0% 
Residual sugar 3.9 g/li
Total acid 5.4 g/li
pH 3.7
Varieties Pinotage 100% 
Closure Stelvin screwcap 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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