Maastricht Pinotage 2019
From the vineyard
The fertile Durbanville soil, quality of the dry-land Pinotage grapes, as well as the high rainfall, warmer summer days and cooler nights all contribute to the quality of Maastricht wines.
In the cellar
The grapes were hand-picked, de-stalked and crushed into open fermenters “kuipe”. Inncolated with NT 50 and fermentation lasted 6 days with a maximum temperature of 27o C. The wine was pressed at 3°B. Malolactic fermentation completed in tank.
The winemakers notes
Red fruits and a touch of black cherry, combined with hints of toasty oak, dominate on the nose. The entry on the palate is silky, with elegantly soft tannins and a big, juicy mouthfeel rounding off the wine.
TA: 5.9 g/L