THE INNOCENT PINOTAGE 2015
A delicious everyday drinking wine. A rich ruby red colour with delicious notes of cherries, plums and some spice on the nose. On the palate there are lovely dark fruits with an elegant but firm tannin structure with a lingering aftertaste.
IN THE VINEYARD & VINIFICATION
Farmed dry-land thus no irrigation. There are two bush vine Pinotage vineyards; the youngest is 15 and the oldest 42 years of age. Obvious fruit is dominant on both taste and nose. Huge crunchy acidity is well balanced by the perception of sweet fruit. The wine lasts forever in your glass and even though it is made to mimic certain Beaujolais-style wines, this wine still speaks of Pinotage.
The grapes were harvested by hand in small 15kg lug boxes in the early morning. The bunches were roughly sorted and anything under-ripe berries removed. A combination of whole bunch and de-stemmed crushed berry fermentation was carried out in large open concrete fermentation tanks. We wine was pressed earlier on before the end of fermentation.
Fermentation was completed in close concrete tanks and underwent a further 10 month aging process in these tanks.
COLOUR: Bright Ruby Red
NOSE: Cherries, plums, blueberries and undertones of spice
PALATE: Blackcurrants, raspberry and hints of spice
GRAPES: 100% Pinotage
ANALYSIS: Alcohol: 13.38% Residual Sugar: 1.9g/l PH: 3.66 Total Acidity: 5.3g/l