Pinotage

R160

Description

Vintage: 2018

Origin: Western Cape

Varieties: Pinotage

Tasting Notes:

Dornier Pinotage has a deep garnet red appearance. The aroma is intense and persistent with notes of cherry and red berries with a subtle Turkish delight or rose water backdrop. The palate has great concentration with distinct notes of plum, bitter cherry, strawberry jam and black pepper supported by restrained spicy oak flavours on the finish.

Vintage Conditions:

During harvest bunches were destemmed and the wine was fermented in open stainless-steel tanks with pump overs performed five times daily during fermentation. The fermenting Pinotage was pressed before it was dry and the fermentation was completed in barrel. Malolactic fermentation also took place in barrel, and the wine spent a further 12 months aging in French oak barrels, of which 15% were new.

Fermentation and Ageing:

During harvest bunches were destemmed and the wine was fermented in open stainless-steel tanks with pump overs performed five times daily during fermentation. The fermenting Pinotage was pressed before it was dry and the fermentation was completed in barrel. Malolactic fermentation also took place in barrel, and the wine spent a further 12 months aging in French oak barrels, of which 15% were new.

Food Pairing:

Dornier Pinotage is a fine accompaniment to roast meats and game. It also has the unique ability to pair well with dishes that have elements of spice, such as curries and Bobotie.

 

Tasting Notes