DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2015
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Daniel de Waal
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 12.67 %vol
pH : 3.89
RS : 3.4 g/l
Total Acid : 3.9 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Huge
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
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.
Chosen by European Gourmet journalist, Francesca Negri, in her Italian book in 2016 “1001 Wines to Enjoy once in a Lifetime”
Tasting Notes
Ink-dark coloured wine with great concentration, intense black fruit and complexity.  A well-structured wine with a rich middle palate and a long, lingering finish.
Ageing Potential
Great ageing potential for 10 - 12 years.
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions
A fantastic food pairing to Venison (Springbok and Kudu), an Oxtail Pot and matured Gruyere Cheese.
In The Vineyard
Age of Vineyard: 68 years - oldest Pinotage vines in SA!
Location of Vineyard: 1 ha 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 2015
Sugar level at Harvest: 24° B
Yield per Hectare: 2 tonnes per hectare.
In The Cellar
Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 18 months 225-litre French barriques (100% new)
Bottling Date: December 2017
Market Release Date: February 2018
Additional Information
Good to know: Limited production.  In this vintage, less than 3 000 bottles are produced.

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