DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2013 Gift Box
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 : Full
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
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
Dark-coloured wine with intense plum and black fruit flavours, as well as dark chocolate, spice and a hint of cigar box. A wonderful rich wine with many different layers and long 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.
In The Vineyard
Location of Vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vineyard: 65 years - oldest Pinotage vines in SA!
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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