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PINOTAGE/CINSAULT

This lower alcohol unwooded blend of 84% Pinotage and 16% Cinsault is made from grapes sourced from old vineyards in the Swartland appellation, for open generosity of palate in the year of production. The richness and depth of the Pinotage is freshened by the lightness and brightness of the Cinsault.

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Latest vintage available online via Port2Port.

Soil:

Decomposed Granite

Alcohol:

12.60%

Acid:

5.20 g/l

pH:

3.68

Residual Sugar:

1.60 g/l


Barrel Maturation:

None

Barrel Ageing:

None


Yield:

29.9 hl/ha 4.6 t/ha

Fruit Origin:

Joubertskloof, Paardeberg, Swartland

Production:

1 608 x cases of 12 equivalents


Release date – September 2019
Growing Season

Although the 2018 winter was wetter than the previous year, the months leading up to harvest in February 2019 were dryer. Luckily the temperature was more moderate during this period and the full effect of the drought was less than it could have been if temperatures were high.  The high density plantings of this bush vine Cinsault in Malmesbury Shale-derived soils (with 10% decomposed granite) produced excellent fruit concentration in 2019.   The heritage Pinotage vineyard in southeast facing decomposed granite soils, excelled in 2019, with a darker more structured fruit profile than we experienced in 2018.

92 Points - Tim Atkin

90 Points - Christian Eedes