Cape of Good Hope Basson Pinotage 2012

Cape of Good Hope Basson Pinotage 2012

Seductive whifs of dark berry fruit and spicy plums with a light oral nuance. Instantly soft and rounded in the mouth with plentiful ripe red and black fruit. A deep mocha/cocoa richness then becomes apparent but it’s silky smooth, velvety textured and demonstrates leashed power and refinement. Lovely toned down but integrated oak use that frames the fruit beautifully. Sexy and voluptuously appealing, it lingers long on the palate.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Dawie Botha
wine of origin : 
analysis : 
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : 
Rainfall: 785.49mm
Origin of Fruit: Paardeberg
Soil Type: Granite

The Basson family of Nooitgedacht farms the vines themselves in the famous granite soils of the Paardeberg. Bush vine Pinotage at high altitude on the top of Paardeberg in Swartland is a challenge between farmer, baboons, the buck and the winds. Natural low yields and the higher altitude, with no irrigation and small vines.

about the harvest: Average Temp: 19° C
Harvesting Began: 07/03/2012
Harvest Ended: 07/03/2012
Yield: 4ton/ha

in the cellar : The grapes were hand sorted and fermented in 1 ton open top stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the wine was drained o the skins and underwent malolactic fermentation
in cement tanks.The wine was aged in 2nd and 3rd ll French oak barrels for 14 months. The wines are bottle aged for 24 months.

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