Fleur Du Cap Pinotage

19.00

The Fleur du Cap approach is unconstrained. Using only meticulously selected grapes from the finest vineyards across the Cape Winelands, the winery produces a range of wines that offer diversity of choice and diversity of taste. Essence du Cap is known for exceptional quality and wines that express their true varietal character. This wine has a deep red colour with purplish edges. On the nose it shows ample red berry fruit with a sweetish fruit cake character enhanced by a spicy oak finish. Full-bodied on the palate with ripe plum flavours, this robust red is supported by a good tannic backbone, which will soften with time.

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Deep red color with crimson edges
Nose Full-bodied on the palate with ripe plum and other berries standing out. The Pinotage is very well balanced with a lingering after taste
Palate Shows ripe fruit such as plums and a hint of black currant, finishing in oak spice

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Pinotage
Alcohol % 14%
Style Full-bodied red
Estate/Producer Die Bergkelder & Distell Group
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Vintage 2017
Vinification The grapes were handpicked. After crushing the grapes, the must was cold soaked for five days at 10ºC and inoculated with a selected yeast. During fermentation, temperature is carefully controlled. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally.The wine was matured for 12 months with a combination of second and third-fill French and American oak barrels. Grapes were carefully selected from the known Stellenbosch area and Paarl.
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential With age gets smoother but it is ready to drink now.

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