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De Waal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2015 (Case of 6 bottles)

De Waal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2015 (Case of 6 bottles)

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De Waal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2015

Ink-dark coloured wine with great concentration, intense black fruit, and complexity. A well-structured wine with a rich middle palate and a long, lingering finish.

Age of Vineyard: 71 years - oldest Pinotage vines in SA

Technical Analysis

alc    12.67
rs    3.4
pH    3.89
ta    3.9

Wine Information

Accolades: 

The Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage wines consistently receive 4¬Ĺ and 5 stars in John Platter‚Äôs Wine Guide, it was awarded WINE magazine Pinotage Champion and have received Double Gold medals at the Veritas Awards on numerous occasions.

Chosen by European Gourmet journalist, Francesca Negri, in her Italian book in 2016¬†‚Äú1001 Wines to Enjoy once in a Lifetime‚ÄĚ

Variety:    Pinotage

Blend:    100% Pinotage

Food Suggestion:  A fantastic food pairing to Venison (Springbok and Kudu), an Oxtail Pot and matured Gruyere Cheese.

Ageing   Great ageing potential for 10 - 12 years.

Cellar

Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days

Cellar Maturation: 18 months 225-litre French barriques (100% new)

Bottling Date: December 2017

Market Release Date: February 2018

Harvest

Harvest Date: 17 February 2015

Sugar level at Harvest: 24¬į B

Yield per Hectare: 2 tonnes per hectare.

Vineyard   

Location of Vineyard: 1 ha on warmer north-facing slopes

Soil Type: Gravel & loam

Root Stock: R 99

Method of Trellising: Bush vines.

Style

Body:    Full
Style:    Dry
Taste:    Fruity
Type:    Red

Pack

Closure:    Cork
Pack Size:    750ml
Pack Type:    Bottle

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