Durbanville Hills - Pinotage

Durbanville Hills - Pinotage

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Alcohol percentage 14.0
Bottle volume ml 750ml
Brand Durbanville Hills
Gift box No
Country of origin South Africa
Varietal Pinotage

Description

A selection of different Pinotage blocks throughout the Durbanville wine valley was selected for the Durbanville Hills Pinotage, demonstrating the rich diversity in the landscape of the area. The grapes were picked by hand during mid-February and mid-March, and great care was taken to ensure that the pips and skins were fully ripe. The making of Durbanville Hills Pinotage is approached with the greatest care, gently handling the grapes with the utmost tenderness. This wine was oak matured for 12 months using predominantly French oak, utilising a small percentage of new oak together with older wood as well as wood alternatives. This is done to prevent over wooding and by doing so preserving the elegance of our cool climate fruit.

Tasting Notes

  • Palate
    This medium bodied wine evokes a sweet sensation on the palate with hints of dark cherries and plums. It is well balanced with silky tannins and lingering flavors of sweet wood spice.
  • Nose Nose
    Concentration of sweet red fruit like cherry, raspberry, strawberry and plums. Sweet wood spice with undertones of vanilla.
  • Appearance Appearance
    Dark ruby red.

Sommelier Review

“The 2015 Pinotage sees 12 months in French oak with a small percentage in new wood. It has a light bouquet, quite conservative and needing a little more fruit intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a grainy texture, dark plum and blackberry fruit.”

Michael Leitner

Food pairings

  • Beef
  • Cheese
  • Lamb

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