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Spier: Signature Pinotage 2015

This classic South African Pinotage has generous red berry fruit and soft tannins.

$19.50 $14.99

Year: 2015

WINEMAKER:
Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN:
Western Cape (Darling, Durbanville and Paarl)

TERROIR:
Soil: Clovelly, Hutton and Estcourt.
Temperature: winter 9/18°C; summer 14/26°C
Annual rainfall: 650-750mm
Proximity to ocean: 40-80km

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Trellised vines of 16 -18 years old, planted on north-eastern slopes yielded the grapes for this wine. The vines received supplementary irrigation and produced 10 tons per hectare.

WINEMAKING:
Grapes were harvested at 24° balling, gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled. After two days of cold soaking the juice was fermented until dry in stainless steel tanks at 24°C. Three pump-overs were conducted daily. After fermentation 20% of the wine was matured in French oak barrels for 8-10 months and the remainder matured in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves.

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 14.42%
TA: 5.1 g/L
RS: 2.3 g/L
pH: 3.57

APPEARANCE:
Clear bright purple red.

TASTING NOTE:
This classic South African Pinotage has generous red berry fruit and soft tannins.

SERVE WITH:
Pork with a fruity barbecue sauce, lamb chops or burgers with caramelised onions.