DeWaal Pinotage 2006
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Daniel de Waal
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 13.7 %vol
pH : 3.56
RS : 2.7 g/l
Total Acid : 5.6 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
2008 Veritas Awards - Bronze Medal
 
UITERWYK WINE ESTATE is considered one of the top Pinotage producers of South Africa. Only 3 producers have received the Pinotage Top 10 award 5 times or more in the 7 years the competition has been running.

The De Waal family is deeply rooted in the history of Pinotage: a De Waal family member, C.T. de Waal, was the first person to produce a wine from the Pinotage grape.
Tasting Notes
2008 Veritas Awards - Bronze Medal 
A full, fruity wine with flavours of ripe plums and cherries; rich with a persistent finish. Well integrated wood
Ageing Potential

5 - 8 years

Blend Information
100% Pinotage
In The Vineyard
Location of the Vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vineyard: up to 30 years
Rootstock: R 99
Method of Trellising: 1 wire
About The Harvest
Harvest date: 7 February 2006
Sugar Level at Harvest: 26° Balling
Yield per hectacre: 7.4 tons/ha
In The Cellar
Length of fermentation & maceration: 14 days
Cellar barrel maturation: 12 months 225-litre French barriques (40% new)
Bottling date: April 2008
Production: 2000 cases

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