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Pinotage 1997

R680.00

A Taste of 21 Years – Vinotéque Release

The Saxenburg Private Collection Pinotage 1997 experienced a long and cool vintage and has maintained its beautiful red colour well. The nose is initially quite savoury, with notes of cured meat and fresh leather, but after a few minutes it opens to show wonderful red fruit aromas. The palate has a real sense of freshness to it and the coolness of the vintage is evident in how delicately structured this wine is.

Limited Release: 

Only 30 bottles available.


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Description

Tasting Note

The Saxenburg Private Collection Pinotage 1997 experienced a long and cool vintage and has maintained its beautiful red colour well. The nose is initially quite savoury, with notes of cured meat and fresh leather, but after a few minutes it opens to show wonderful red fruit aromas. The palate has a real sense of freshness to it and the coolness of the vintage is evident in how delicately structured this wine is.

Additional information

Vintage:

1997

Cultivar:

Pinotage

Cellaring Potential:

Enjoy now.

Alc:

12.80%

TA:

5.8 g/l

pH:

3.79

RS:

1.8 g/l

Appellation:

Stellenbosch

Terroir:

Predominately weathered Table Mountain sandstone on a West facing slope.

Vinification Details:

Harvested at physiological ripeness, then destemmed and fermented in open-top tanks. Thorough temperature control and 3 punch downs and pump-overs daily ensured a soft extraction. Pressed of the skins early, to prevent bitterness.

Oak maturation: A combination of 2nd and 3rd fill, 300L, French oak barrels. 12 months with no racking or fining.

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