DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Daniel de Waal
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.60
RS : 2.9 g/l
Total Acid : 5.4 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Huge
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
Chosen by Italian Journalist Francesca Negri as one of her favourite wines. Her book was published in October 2015 “1001 Wines to Enjoy at least Once in a Lifetime”. The Top of the Hill Pinotage was one of only 18 South African red wines that made this list.

Chosen as the Best Pinotage at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2015.

The Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage wines consistently receive 4½ and 5 stars in John Platter’s Wine Guide, it was awarded WINE magazine Pinotage Champion and have received Double Gold medals at the Veritas Awards on numerous occasions.
Tasting Notes
Beautiful plum and spice flavours with dark fruit, rich on middle palate, with a smooth and lingering finish.
Ageing Potential
Furture Maturation Potential: 10 - 16 years
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions
Fantastic food pairing to any venison dish and hearty red meats, such as Osso Bucco, Beef Bourguignon. Beautifully paired with Dalewood Fromage Huguenot Cheese. (Top SA Diary Product 2016).
In The Vineyard
Age of Vineyard: 66 years - oldest Pinotage vines in SA!
Location of Vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Root Stock: R 99
Method of Trellising: Bush vines
About The Harvest
Harvest Date: 17 February 2013
Sugar level at Harvest: 25° B
Yield per Hectare: 2.2 tons per hectare
In The Cellar
Cellar Maturation: 18 months 225-litre French barriques (100% new)
Bottling Date: April 2015
Maturation Potential: 10 - 16years
Market Release Date: July 2015

Limited production, only max 3 000 bottles are produced.

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