Cape Heights Limited Release Pinotage, 2016

A lively expression of this native grape.


100% Pinotage

SKU: SAB145 Category:
How it's made

The vineyards for this fruity yet elegant Pinotage are cultivated in the Swartland area with its rich granite and shale soils. Harvested at optimum ripeness to ensure fruit driven notes and soft tannins, the grapes are crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at 63-72 degrees F. Pump-over takes place twice daily to wet the cap and aerate the fermenting wine, and once daily at the end of fermentation to not extract too many tannins. Wine is fermented down to 5 grams of residual sugar and pressed before being pumped back into stainless steel tanks. This ensures soft tannins and no-over extraction of any harsh tannins. Malolactic fermentation follows and the wine is kept on the lees until bottling to ensure great mouth feel.

Tasting Notes

Young, bright, fruit driven Pinotage with dark black spice.

Food Match

Marinated lamb, chargrilled aubergine or portobello mushrooms.

Allergens

Contains sulfites and no other allergens

ABV

14.50%

Appellation

Western Cape

Region / Country

South Africa, Western Cape

Winemaker

Ryno Booysen

Closure

Screwcap

Case / Bottle Size

12 x 750ml

Bottle Barcode

3430560009231

Case Weight

31.50lbs.

Case Barcode

23430560009235

Capsule Type

Aluminum

Pallet Details

70 cases per pallet / 5 layers

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