Veldfire Pinotage

VIBRANT & BALANCED

Veldfire Pinotage 2017

Vineyard Information

Cultivar: 100% Pinotage
Region: Walker Bay
Appellation: Stanford Foothills
Irrigation: None
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Positioning
Soil: Clay & “Koffieklip” (Ferricrete)
Climate: Cool with winter rainfall

Harvest Information

Type: Hand picked
Date: 9-Feb-15
Yield: 7 tons /ha

Wine Making

Wine Maker: Peter Kastner
Consultant: Neils Verberg

Grapes were hand selected, crushed and allowed 2 days cold maceration before yeast inoculation (NT50). Fermentation was done in small bins, punched down four to five times daily. Fermented between 22 & 30oC until dry on skins. Malo-lactic fermentation completed in tank. Stavin oak segments added and aged for 6 months before bottling.

Wine Makers Remarks

Colour: Deep vibrant purple
Nose: Dark fruit, spice, cloves and white pepper
Palate: Sweet fruit entry followed by savoury spice. Balanced smokey tannins and a juicy mouth-feel
Food: Steak, Game, curries and rich stews.

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.2%
Residual Sugar: 2.2 g/L
Total Acid: 6.2 g/L
Free S02: 11 mg/L
pH: 3.66

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