Welmoed Pinotage 2019 (6/case) (R69/BOTTLE)

Welmoed Pinotage 2019 (6/case) (R69/BOTTLE)

Regular price R 414.00 Sale

Vintage

The 2018 harvest season was really challenging, due to a prolonged drought, which some believe to be the worst in 100 years. The Stellenbosch region’s vineyards had good bunch quality overall, although bunches were lighter than usual with less and smaller berries per bunch due to the drought conditions and water shortages. This led to a smaller wine grape harvest than in 2017.

Vinification

The grapes were harvested at 24° Balling in early to mid-February. Fermentation took place on its skins for approximately five days at 25° - 28° Celsius within static red fermenters. Skins were pressed off prior to dryness to retain its soft ripe tannins and  avoid any unnecessary varietal tannins. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in stainless steel tanks with selected medium toast French oak staves for
approximately eight months.

Maturation potential

Ready to be enjoyed now or within the next three years.

Food pairing

Excellent served with rich meat dishes like oxtail.

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.3% by volume
Residual sugar: 3.17g/l
Total acidity: 5.28 g/l
pH: 3.46