Veldfire Pinotage


Veldfire Pinotage 2021

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 a fine structure and balance.

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

Product Information

Full name: Veldfire Pinotage
Current Vintage: 2021
Varieties: 100% Pinotage
Origin: Walker Bay
Total produced: 3000

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.


Alcohol: 13.2%
RS: 1.8 g/l
TA: 5.7 g/l
pH: 3.61

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