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Rijk’s Estate – Touch of Oak Pinotage

Rijk’s Estate – Touch of Oak Pinotage

R195.00

Aromas of cranberry and subtle hints of mulberry and vanilla spice. The lively palate is rich and creamy and finishes with smooth and well-matured tannins.

Category

Cultivar

100% Pinotage

Characteristics

Medium bodied red wine, fruit driven.

Tasting Notes

Intense red current aromas on the nose with gentle hints of vanilla. This wine is a true representation of the great 2017 vintage, with loads of refined flavour characteristics. A medium bodied, lively mid palate is rounded off by a lingering presence of oak.

In the Vineyard

Soil: Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist.
Yield: 6,4 tons/Ha.
Aspect: West-North-West.

Harvest

Grapes were night harvested; picked by hand to retain flavours.

Cellar Practices

A 48-hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. Extraction during fermentation took place by pumping the juice over the skins 3 times per day. Skins were gently pressed before fermented dry. MLF took place in barrels. Matured for 18 months in 25% 2nd fill, 50% 3rd fill and 25% 4th fill French oak barrels.

Ageing Potential

7 Years after vintage.

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 16°C.

Analysis

Winemaker Pierre Wahl
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 3.1 g/l
Acidity 5.6 g/l
ph 3.45
Alcohol 14.55%
Appellation Coastal Region

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