Dornier Pinotage

Vintage: 
2012
Origin: 
Stellenbosch
Varieties: 
Pinotage
Double Gold - Chinese Wine and Spirits Awards
This wine shows an abundance of plum, dark berry and cassis on the nose, with hints of chocolate and caramel. The palate has a mineral edge, with flavours of molasses, mulberry and vanilla. The palate boasts excellent concentration with super fine tannins and great length.
Tasting Notes: 
This wine shows an abundance of plum, dark berry and cassis on the nose, with hints of chocolate and caramel. The palate has a mineral edge, with flavours of molasses, mulberry and vanilla. The palate boasts excellent concentration with super fine tannins and great length.
Vintage Conditions: 
The vines are planted on a sandy, alluvial soil at a very low elevation. The site is cooled by the south easterly wind, providing the vine with a longer hang time for the fruit. Ripening is slowed and the grapes achieve phenolic ripeness and lower sugar levels. The 2012 vintage provided a cool February, resulting in wonderfully balanced and flavourful fruit.
Fermentation and Ageing: 
This wine was fermented in open stainless steel tanks with gentle pump overs performed twice daily to extract softer tannins. The wine spent 12 months ageing in French oak barrels, of which 10% were new. The wine is not fined before bottling.
Food Pairing: 
A truly versatile wine that pairs well with many of the red meat dishes, stew etc. but also has the unique ability to pair with dishes that have elements of spice within them such as mild poultry curries as well as the ever popular Cape Malay dish, Boboti
Alcohol: 
14%
Residual Sugar: 
1.9 g/L
Total Acid: 
5.4 g/L
Final pH: 
3.48
VA: 
0.34 g/L