DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2010
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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Daniel de Waal
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.8
RS : 2.4 g/l
Total Acid : 5.6 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Huge
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
DeWaal Pinotages have received the ABSA Top 10 Pinotage award 6 times. The Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage wines also boast with 4½ and 5 stars in John Platter's Wine Guide, was awarded WINE magazine Pinotage Champion and have received Double Gold medals at the Veritas Awards on numerous occasions.
Tasting Notes
Ink dark wine with intense flavours of rich black plum fruit, cigars, dark chocolate and spiciness.
Ageing Potential
10 - 20 years
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions
Venison, red meats and casseroles.
In The Vineyard
Location of vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil type: Gravel & loam
Age of vineyard: 60 years
Rootstock: R99
Method of trellising: Bushvines
About The Harvest
Sugar level at harvest: 26° Balling
Yield per hectare: 3.5 tons/ha
In The Cellar
Fermentation and Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 21 months 225 litre French barriques (100% new)
Bottling Date: January 2012
Market Release Date: March 2012

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