Dornier Pinotage

Vintage: 
2016
Origin: 
Stellenbosch
Varieties: 
Pinotage
This wine shows upfront aromas of 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 refined tannin profile.
Tasting Notes: 
This wine shows upfront aromas of 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 refined tannin profile.
Vintage Conditions: 
During harvest bunches were destemmed and the grapes were sorted by hand in the cellar. This wine was fermented in open stainless steel tanks with regular pump overs performed daily during fermentation. Malolactic fermentation took place in tank, and the wine spent a further 12 months aging in French oak barrels, of which 15% were new.
Fermentation and Ageing: 
Bunches were destemmed and the grapes were sorted by hand in the cellar. The wine was fermented in open stainless steel tanks with gentle pump overs performed twice daily so as to facilitate softer tannins. Malolactic fermentation took place in tank and the wine spent a further 12 months aging in French oak barrels of which 15% were new.
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: 
14.5%
Residual Sugar: 
2.6 g/L
Total Acid: 
5.6 g/L
Final pH: 
3.51
VA: 
0.63 g/L