Our Flagship Pinotage is a prime example of cool climate Pinotage. After three years in bottle, this wine is still showing lively fruit flavours of red cherries, tomato leaf and plum, followed by subtle tertiary characters of tobacco and dried fig.
Cultivar: 100% Pinotage
Region: Walker Bay
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Positioning
Soil: Clay & “Koffieklip” (Ferricrete)
Climate: Cool with winter rainfall
Full name: Stanford Hills Pinotage
Current Vintage: 2018
Varieties: 100% Pinotage
Origin: Stanford Foothills
Total produced: 8300
Wine Maker: Peter Kastner
Consultant: Niells 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 & 30°C until dry on skins. Malo-lactic fermentation completed in tank before racking to barrel. Matured in french and Hungarian barriques for 13 months (15% new)
Wine Makers Remarks
Colour: Vibrant purple
Nose: Dark berries, plums and spice with hints of liquorice
Palate: Juicy entry, fruit driven with brooding dark fruit, plums and cloves. Finishes dry with well balanced tannins from judicious wooding.
Food: Roasts, venison, rich meat dishes and flavourful casseroles.
RS: 1.8 g/l
TA: 5.4 g/l