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Hoopenburg Pinotage 2011 - Bush Vine
Technical Analysis
: Neil Hawkins
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.6
RS : 2.9 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity

Tasting Notes
Nose: Upfront aromas of strawberries and raspberries, with subtle hints of coffee and chocolate.
Palate: Medium bodied. Fresh and fruity, along with a very fine grained mid-palate tannin. 
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions
Food suggestion will range from Springbok to carpaccio and salads.
In The Vineyard
These grapes were selected from a high lying vineyard overlooking False Bay and the Stellenbosch hills.
About The Harvest
The picking of these grapes were done when the grapes were at a ripe 25° Balling. Grapes were harvested in the earlier part of the morning to preserve freshness and fruit by the time we reach the cellar.
In The Cellar
The Pinotage berries were gently crushed and destemmed into and open fermenter where it was cold macerated for seven days before fermentation started. The wine was then pressed and laid down to rest in French oak barrels for ten months. No racking occurred to limit oxidation. Finally the wine was racked into a tank. No fining occurred and a very coarse filtration was done, so as not to damage the fruit.

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