Veldfire Pinotage


Veldfire Pinotage 2020

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.

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.


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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