MILLION TREES PINOTAGE 2018
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MILLION TREES PINOTAGE 2018

WINEMAKER: Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN: Western Cape (Darling, Durbanville and Paarl)

TERROIR: Clovelly, Hutton and Estcourt soils

Temperature: winter ±9° - ±18°C; summer ±14° - 26°C
Annual rainfall: ±650 – ±750mm
Proximity to ocean: 40 – 80km

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Trellised vines, planted between 20 and 22 years ago on northeastern slopes, yielded the grapes for this wine. The vines received supplementary irrigation and produced 10 tonnes per hectare.

WINEMAKING:
Grapes were harvested at ±24°B, gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled. Following two days of cold soaking, the juice was fermented until dry in stainless-steel tanks at 24°C. Three pump-overs were conducted daily. After fermentation, 20% of the wine was matured in French oak barrels for eight to 10 months. The rest matured in stainless-steel tanks with French oak staves.

ANALYSIS:

Alc: 14.21 % vol
TA: 4.8 g/L
RS: 2.1 g/L
pH: 3.76

APPEARANCE: Clear, bright purple red.

TASTING NOTE: A quintessential South African Pinotage offering a bounty of juicy cherries, plums with a dash of cinnamon. The tannins are smooth and silky.

SERVE WITH: An excellent companion to a South African ‘braai’ of BBQ pork neck steaks, seared ostrich fillets or classic lamb ‘tjoppies’; or try it with a creamy blue-cheese burger.

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