It is fruit-driven with flavours of mulberries and cherries and a smooth finish.
It is wonderful to be enjoyed with meat salads, chicken dishes, and pickled fish.
In The Vineyard
This wine is produced from a selection of younger vineyards, between 13 - 15 years old.
Location of Vineyard: Lower down on the north-facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Root Stock: R 99
Method of Trellising: 3 wire-hedge
About The Harvest
Harvest Date: 8 March 2017
Sugar level at harvest: 24.5° B
Yield per Hectare: 11.0 tons per hectare.
In The Cellar
Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days
Cellar Maturation: 3 months in older French oak barrels
Bottling Date: December 2017
This wine is part of the popular lifestyle range, the Young Vines range.
De Waal Wines, situated on Uiterwyk Estate in the cool Stellenbosch Kloof Valley, has
been a De Waal family concern since 1864. The experience waiting for the visitor is authentic and understated with personal attention from hands-on management.
Owned by Pieter de Waal, this historic family legacy boasts nine generations of passionate winemakers, entirely focused on delighting their patrons by offering exceptional wines. The wines combine elegant Old World finesse and abundant New World fruit. De Waal's mature vineyards offer grapes that produce deep, rich wines fondly recalled for their consistent quality and enjoyment.
De Waal is renowned for the classic style of its Pinotage wines, the only indigenous South African grape variety. CT de Waal, a member of this family, was the first person to make wine from Pinotage grapes in 1941. Uiterwyk is also the home of Top of the Hill Pinotage, made from the oldest Pinotage vines in the world.
The Premium Range: The Premium range includes the Top of the Hill Pinotage, Signal Rock, Cabernet Sauvignon, and CT de Waal Pinotage, as well as the De Waal Merlot and De Waal Pinotage.
De Waal Young Vines: The Young Vines range is a value for money range aimed at everyday enjoyment without departing from handcrafted quality. The range includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, and Shiraz.