Diemersfontein Pinotage 2014
On the nose distinct coffee, rich dark chocolate and baked plums. The ripe subtle tannins create a wine to be drunk very young. This unique style of Pinotage is a perfect accompaniment to salmon, roast venison and even chocolate mousse. Dark chocolate with a hint of mint and baked plums on the nose.
Vinification:Degrees balling at harvest: 24 – 26 B Cold soaking for 12 hours. Inoculation with yeast. Aerated pump overs every 3 hours for 25 minutes to extract sufficient colour, tannin and aroma. Pressed at 2,5 B and completed alcoholic fermentation on French oak inserstave.
Malolactic fermentation was completed on the primary lease and staves. Racked after malolactic fermentation and put back on oak staves for 6 months. Bottled beginning of September.
Grapes were sourced from 6 farms in the Welllington area, each with its own terroir, bringing something unique to the blend.
One of South Africa’s legendary wines with abundant flavours of dark chocolate baked plums and mocha on the nose this is a wine created to be enjoyed young.
Complements any rich red meat or game and go well with a dark chocolate mousse.