DeWaal Pinotage 2002
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Daniël de Waal
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 13.85 %vol
pH : 3.65
RS : 1.8 g/l
Total Acid : 5.8 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full


Accolades
UITERWYK WINE ESTATE is considered one of the top Pinotage producers of South Africa. Only 3 producers have received the Pinotage Top 10 award 5 times or more in the 7 years the competition has been running.

The De Waal family is deeply rooted in the history of Pinotage: a De Waal family member, C.T. de Waal, being the first person to produce a wine from the Pinotage grape.

Swiss Airlines International Wine Awards 2004 - Bronze
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze
Tasting Notes
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2004 - Bronze
A compact black wine with flavours of ripe dark cherries and damson fruit; full, and rich with a persistent finish.
Ageing Potential
15 - 20 years.
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
In The Vineyard
Location: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vines: 41 years
Rootstock: R 99
Trellising: Bush vines
About The Harvest
Harvest Date: 22 February 2002
Sugar level at Harvest: 25° Balling
Yield: 5 tons / hectare
In The Cellar
Length of Fermentation: 14 days
Cellar Barrel Maturation: 15 months 225-litre French barriques (60% new, 40% second fill)
Bottling Date: July 2003
Production: 400 cases
Market Release Date: Spring 2003

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