Dornier Pinotage

Vintage: 
2013
Origin: 
Stellenbosch
Varieties: 
Pinotage
This wine shows black cherry, dark berry and cassis on the nose, with hints of tobacco and nutmeg. The palate is bursting with ripe plum, vanilla bean, violets and bramble. The wine has a full palate with a lovely freshness, and finishes with a pleasant chalky tannin profile.
Tasting Notes: 
This wine shows black cherry, dark berry and cassis on the nose, with hints of tobacco and nutmeg. The palate is bursting with ripe plum, vanilla bean, violets and bramble. The wine has a full palate with a lovely freshness, and finishes with a pleasant chalky tannin profile.
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.
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: 
This wine pairs well with ostrich, beef fillet and lamb dishes. It also has the unique ability to pair with dishes that have elements of spice in them, such as mild chicken curries and Bobotie.
Alcohol: 
14%
Residual Sugar: 
2.3 g/L
Total Acid: 
5.0 g/L
Final pH: 
3.64
VA: 
0.47 g/L