Zonnebloem Pinotage

Zonnebloem Pinotage

Packing ample fruit intensity with juicy plum, violets, blueberry, and mint chocolate. Already offering moreish appeal and harmony on the plush, velvety palate. No need to cellar further, while it does also hold lots of promise. Drink now to 2025+

Vineyards

Annelie Viljoen (Viticulturist)
The grapes were sourced from trellised, dryland and irrigated vineyards in the Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch Kloof, Devon Valley, Somerset West areas. Some of the vines are grown under dryland conditions while others are irrigated. Mostly south-west facing, they derive the maximum benefit from cooling maritime breezes that contribute to slow ripening of the grapes and concentrated fruit flavours.

Winemaking

Deon Boshoff (Cellar Master) / Bonny van Niekerk (Winemaker)
The grapes were harvested by hand at 25,5° to 26,5° 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 small wood (55%) and in stainless steel tanks (45%). First- and second-fill 300-litre American, French and Hungarian oak barrels were used for maturation.

Winemaker's Comments

Colour Dark plum red.
Bouquet Elegant aromas of dark purple fruit and oak spice.
Palate A full-bodied wine, bursting with cherry flavours and spice. Seamless integration of spice, cloves and plum flavours, creating a long lingering finish on the palate.

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol: 14,00% by volume
Residual sugar: 2.70 g/l
Total acidity: 5.58 g/l
pH: 3.70

Food Pairing

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

Annelie Viljoen (Viticulturist)
The grapes were sourced from trellised, dryland and irrigated vineyards in the Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch Kloof, Devon Valley, Somerset West areas. Some of the vines are grown under dryland conditions while others are irrigated. Mostly south-west facing, they derive the maximum benefit from cooling maritime breezes that contribute to slow ripening of the grapes and concentrated fruit flavours.

Deon Boshoff (Cellar Master) / Bonny van Niekerk (Winemaker)
The grapes were harvested by hand at 25,5° to 26,5° 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 small wood (55%) and in stainless steel tanks (45%). First- and second-fill 300-litre American, French and Hungarian oak barrels were used for maturation.

Colour Dark plum red.
Bouquet Elegant aromas of dark purple fruit and oak spice.
Palate A full-bodied wine, bursting with cherry flavours and spice. Seamless integration of spice, cloves and plum flavours, creating a long lingering finish on the palate.

Alcohol: 14,00% by volume
Residual sugar: 2.70 g/l
Total acidity: 5.58 g/l
pH: 3.70

Excellent enjoyed on its own or served with poultry, game or red meat dishes. The wine also pairs 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.

Our Story

Wine of Origin

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


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