Jacksons Pinotage 2015

DARK FRUIT & SOFT TANNINS

Jacksons Pinotage 2017

Our Jacksons 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 fresh plums followed by subtle tertiary characters of tobacco and dried fruit.

Vineyard Information

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

Harvest Information

Type: Hand picked
Date: 9 Feb  2015
Yield: 7 tons /ha

Wine Making

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.

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.63%
Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/L
Total Acid: 5.5 g/L
Free S02: 12mg/L
pH: 3.76

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