DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2001
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Daniël de Waal
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 13.0 %vol
pH : 3.51
RS : 1.8 g/l
Total Acid : 6.1 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full


Accolades
The Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage is made from a more than 50-year-old single vineyard and only in those years that Daniel de Waal deems it exceptional quality. Three previous vintages (1996, 1997 and 2000) have been worthy of this honour and all three have received the ABSA Top 10 Pinotage award. The Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage wines also boast with 4½ and 5 stars in John Platter’s Wine Guide and was awarded WINE Magazine Pinotage Champion.
Tasting Notes
Ink dark wine with intense flavours of rich black plum fruit, cigars, dark chocolate and spiciness.
Ageing Potential
10 - 20 years
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
In The Vineyard
Location: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vines: ± 55 years
Rootstock: R 99
Trellising: Bushvines
About The Harvest
Sugar level at Harvest: 25° Balling
Yield: 3.5 tons / hectare
In The Cellar
Length of Fermentation & Maceration: 14 days
Cellar Barrel Maturation: 20 months 225-litre French barriques (100% new)
Bottling Date: July 2002
Market Release Date: November 2002

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