De Waal Pinotage 2018
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Daniel de Waal
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 11.95 %vol
pH : 3.83
RS : 1.5 g/l
Total Acid : 4.3 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity


Accolades

De Waal is one of 10 producers who have received the ABSA Pinotage Top 10 award 6 times or more, in the years the competition has been running.

Tasting Notes
This is our regular Pinotage. It shows cherry and raspberries flavours on the middle palate and has a soft, lingering aftertaste.
Ageing Potential
It will benefit from ageing.
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions

This wine could be served chilled in summer. Put it for 30 minutes in the fridge, chill it to about 12 Degrees Celsius, it is delicious and refreshing on a hot summers day!

It pairs well with most South-African dishes, such as bobotie, boerewors, barbecued meat and delicate cheeses.

In The Vineyard
Location of Vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vineyard: 25 - 28 years
Method of Trellising: 1 wire

A medium-bodied, lighter style of Pinotage, produced from younger vineyards.

About The Harvest
Harvest Date: 1 March 2018
Sugar level at Harvest: 22.0°B
Yield per Hectare: 9.0 tons per hectare
In The Cellar
Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 3 months in older barrels
Bottling Date: 2 October 2018
Furture Maturation Potential: 3 - 4 years
Market Release Date: December 2019
Additional Information

De Waal Wines is considered as one of the top Pinotage producers of South Africa. De Waal is one of 10 producers who have received the ABSA Pinotage Top 10 award 6 times or more, in the years the competition has been running. De Waal is home to the oldest existing Pinotage vineyard in South Africa. The Top of the Hill Pinotage vineyard is a single vineyard, only 1 hectare, planted by the owners’ father, Danie de Waal, in 1950.  It is 68 years old and produces very low yields.


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