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Pulpit Rock Reserve Pinotage 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Riaan van der Spuy
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.5
RS : 2.6 g/l
Total Acid : 5.91 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.52 g/l
Appellation : Swartland
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Soft
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
2017 SAWi Awards - Grand Gold
Tasting Notes
Deep red color with a violet tint. Aromas of blackberries, ripe prunes and tobacco with an attractive minerality. Mouth feel shows good volume and complexity, accompanied by soft ripe tannins. Serving temperature: 18°C
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions
Delicious served with roasted red meat dishes, matured cheeses and venison. Serving temperature: 18° C.
In The Vineyard
Geographical location: Riebeekberg
Vineyard: Trellised and bush vine
About The Harvest
Manual harvesting of grapes.
Yield: 4 - 6 tons/hectare
In The Cellar
Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (25° - 28° C) with two daily pump-overs and punch downs, extracting color and tannins. After natural malolactic fermentation completed the wine matured 14 to 16 months in French and American oak barrels.

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Pulpit Rock Reserve Pinotage 2009 Jaco van der Merwe Pinotage

Tel: +27.224612025   Fax: +27.224612028   Email: info@pulpitrock.co.za  
P.O. Box 1, De Gift, Riebeek Wes, 7306, South Africa