Limited Edition Pinotage

Limited Edition Pinotage

Bigger and richer than the standard range Pinotages, with more use of new oak and jammy, ripe dark fruit. Deep, savoury structure is unwavering, while the fruit is maturing and coffee and tar taking over the fruit and drying out, making for slight bitter tail. Will reward fans of brooding, mature, savoury Pinotage.

Vineyards

Annelie Viljoen (Viticulturist)
The Pinotage grapes were sourced from two vineyard blocks situated in the Stellenbosch area. The one block, located at the base of the Helderberg Mountains, comprises 13-year-old bush vines that grow in shallow, sandy soils with underlying clay, thus giving low vigour and low yields, resulting in very concentrated berry fruit flavours. The other block is a 19-year-old trellised vineyard, situated against the south-east facing slopes of the Bottelary Hills. In direct contrast to the first vineyard, this block grows in deep red, fertile, Oakleaf soils with a high clay percentage and water-holding capacity. Both blocks receive only supplementary irrigation.

Winemaking

Deon Boshoff (Cellar Master) / Bonny van Niekerk (Winemaker)
The grapes were harvested by hand at 24,5° to 25,5° Balling in February when fruit and tannins were fully ripened but the berries and skins still firm. Each vineyard block was individually vinified. After fermentation for 10 to 13 days, the wine was aged in a combination of first- and second-fill 300-litre American, French and Hungarian oak barrels.

Winemaker's Comments

Colour Dark ruby red.
Bouquet Elegant red fruit with smoky and savoury notes.
Palate A full-bodied wine with enticing savoury flavours, smokiness and hints of red fruit. Tamed tannins, and good balance between fruit and acid, result in an elegant and sophisticated palate.

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol 13,74% by volume
Residualsugar 2,20g/l
Total acidity 6,30g/l
pH 3,62

Food Pairing

Excellent enjoyed on its own or served with poultry, game or red meat dishes. This wine also pairs really well with dark chocolate desserts and roasted pecan nuts.

Annelie Viljoen (Viticulturist)
The Pinotage grapes were sourced from two vineyard blocks situated in the Stellenbosch area. The one block, located at the base of the Helderberg Mountains, comprises 13-year-old bush vines that grow in shallow, sandy soils with underlying clay, thus giving low vigour and low yields, resulting in very concentrated berry fruit flavours. The other block is a 19-year-old trellised vineyard, situated against the south-east facing slopes of the Bottelary Hills. In direct contrast to the first vineyard, this block grows in deep red, fertile, Oakleaf soils with a high clay percentage and water-holding capacity. Both blocks receive only supplementary irrigation.

Deon Boshoff (Cellar Master) / Bonny van Niekerk (Winemaker)
The grapes were harvested by hand at 24,5° to 25,5° Balling in February when fruit and tannins were fully ripened but the berries and skins still firm. Each vineyard block was individually vinified. After fermentation for 10 to 13 days, the wine was aged in a combination of first- and second-fill 300-litre American, French and Hungarian oak barrels.

Colour Dark ruby red.
Bouquet Elegant red fruit with smoky and savoury notes.
Palate A full-bodied wine with enticing savoury flavours, smokiness and hints of red fruit. Tamed tannins, and good balance between fruit and acid, result in an elegant and sophisticated palate.

Alcohol 13,74% by volume
Residualsugar 2,20g/l
Total acidity 6,30g/l
pH 3,62

Excellent enjoyed on its own or served with poultry, game or red meat dishes. This wine also pairs really well with dark chocolate desserts and roasted pecan nuts.

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Wine of Origin

Zonnebloem is a brand that stands for craftsmanship in all its forms.
From the Stellenbosch farms that produce our grapes who use the earth as their canvas to create the fruit which lends our wines their rich, distinctive character; to the winemakers who use the skills they have learned and developed over generations to produce the rich varietals and blends that make up the Zonnebloem stable.

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Wine of Origin

Zonnebloem is a brand that stands for craftsmanship in all its forms.


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