Fermented in stainless steel tanks over 5 days with frequent pump-overs. At around 8 degrees balling, the skins were removed and the wine was pressed and racked back to tank for completion of alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. 20% of the wine was matured in American oak barrels (25% new) for 6 months. 15% Shiraz was added for its silky tannin structure and spicy fruit flavours. A small portion of the Pinotage was co- fermented with Viognier to enhance the aromatics. After further tank maturation, the wine was fined and filtered, then bottled.?
A touch shy upon first sniff, this wine opens up more with time to reveal bright aromas of brambly berry, raspberry and cherry, all hit by a decent dusting of cinnamon. The medium-weight palate is straightforward and approachable, with moderate tannins and a mouthwatering finish that leaves the palate refreshed. Drink now.