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Pinotage 2018

R170.00

The Saxenburg Private Collection Pinotage 2018 is a medium-bodied Pinotage made to express the elegance that can be found in Pinotage. 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 mulberries, plums and cherries on the nose, with hints of dark chocolate and a beautifully long finish.


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 2018 is a medium-bodied Pinotage made to express the elegance that can be found in Pinotage. 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 mulberries, 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.

 

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Additional information

Vintage:

2018

Cultivar:

Pinotage

Cellaring Potential:

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

Alc:

13.45%

TA:

6.0 g/l

pH:

3.62

RS:

2.7 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 3rd and 4th fill, 300L, French oak barrels. 12 months with no racking or fining.

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