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Bergsig Pinotage 2012

“Cedar toned Plums and Dark Berries”

Tasting Notes

The grapes were picked at 23 – 26°B. Pumped over during fermentation to extract optimum colour and flavour. Malolactic fermentation was completed prior to maturation in new small barrels, mainly American and a small portion French.

Intensely perfumed, cedar-toned plums and dark berries, backed by a smooth-textured tannin structure. This lively, generous wine is a traditional South African variety.
Has 4+ years ageing potential. Enjoy with venison and game birds, or hearty casseroles.

Analysis:

Alc.: 13.57%
RS: 3.3 g/l
TA: 6.3 g/l
pH: 3.49

Vinification:

Made from low production, old vineyard. Small, thick-skinned berries were picked at full ripeness at 25 – 26°B. Regular pumping over during fermentation to allow for maximum ceration.
Matured in 300 Litre American oak barrels for 15 months.

 


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