DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Daniel de Waal
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 13.55 %vol
pH : 3.68
RS : 1.6 g/l
Total Acid : 5.4 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Huge
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
5De Waal is one of only 8 producers who have won the ABSA Top 10 Award 6 times or more. 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
Ink-dark coloured wine with great concentration, intense black fruit and complexity.  A bold, well-structured wine with a rich middle palate and a long, lingering finish.

Super Limited Stock: only 1 252 individually numbered bottles were produced of the 2014 vintage.
Ageing Potential
Future Maturation Potential: 10 - 16 years
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions
Fantastic food pairing to any Venison dish, Oxtail Pot and Gruyere-style Cheese.
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 2014
Sugar level at Harvest: 24° B
Yield per Hectare: 1 ton per hectare.
In The Cellar
75Cellar Maturation: 18 months 225-litre French barriques (100% new)
Bottling Date: April 2016
Market Release Date: September 2016.
Additional Information
Super Limited Stock: only 1 252 individually numbered bottles were produced of the 2014 vintage.

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