Fleur Du Cap Pinotage

18.75

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.

The grapes were selected from four different vineyard blocks situated around the Bottelary Hills, which were planted in 1987, 1994, 1996 and 1997. Two of the vineyards are bush vines and the remaining trellised. The soils consist of deep decomposed shale (bush vines) and granite (trellised vines), with good water retention. Yields for the bush vines were 6 to 8 t/ha and the trellised vineyards 10 to 12 t/ha. Supplementary irrigation was given during the latter stages of the season to ensure full ripening. Pest and disease control is implemented according to South African subjective IPW standards.

This wine is an ideal accompaniment to grilled lamb and poultry, pork roasts and game fish. It is perfect with classic Cape cuisine like Bobotie and Malay Curries, as well as spicy Mexican food.

 

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 2020
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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