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Pinotage 2017

R158.00

The Saxenburg Private Collection Pinotage 2017 is a medium-bodied Pinotage from the wonderful 2017 vintage. The vineyard used for this wine reaches physiological ripeness early, thus allowing us to pick earlier and ensuring a lower alcohol level. This wine has beautiful red fruit, plums and cherries on the nose, with hints of dark
chocolate and a beautifully long finish.

Watch: Virtual Tasting Note – SaxenburgPinotage2017.


This extraordinary wine has been stored and matured under optimal conditions in our Vinotéque, for you to get the very best out of your fine wine experience.

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Description

Tasting Notes

The Saxenburg Private Collection Pinotage 2017 is a medium-bodied Pinotage from the wonderful 2017 vintage. The vineyard used for this wine reaches physiological ripeness early, thus allowing us to pick earlier and ensuring a lower alcohol level. This wine has beautiful red fruit, plums and cherries on the nose, with hints of dark
chocolate and a beautifully long finish.

 

Food Pairing

Enjoyed with game meat, curry dishes, or with a creamy wild mushroom risotto.

 

Watch

Virtual Tasting Note with Dirk van Zyl, Cellarmaster & Winemaker – SaxenburgPinotage2017.

Additional information

Vintage:

2017

Cultivar:

Pinotage

Cellaring Potential:

Made for drinking upon release, but willreward cellaring for 5 or more years.

Alc:

12.76%

TA:

5.7 g/l

pH:

3.57

RS:

2.8 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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