Our Veldfire Pinotage expresses its Pinot noir parentage beautifully. It is lively and smooth on the palate with delicate red fruit coming through on the nose; raspberries, cherries and strawberry are all prominent while still maintaining fine structure and balance.
Cultivar: 100% Pinotage
Region: Walker Bay
Appellation: Stanford Foothills
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Positioning
Soil: Clay & “Koffieklip” (Ferricrete)
Climate: Cool with winter rainfall
Type: Hand picked
Yield: 7 tons /ha
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.
Residual Sugar: 2.2 g/L
Total Acid: 6.2 g/L
Free S02: 11 mg/L