Cape of Good Hope Basson Pinotage 2014

Cape of Good Hope Basson Pinotage 2014

Appealing black fruit compote aromas, rich with berries and spice.Succulent and ripe in the mouth with appealing bright raspberry and black cherry flavour. The wine’s vivacity is balanced by deep, nutty oak which is creamy and well-integrated, adding structure and harmony. Pliable, supple and textured with comforting yet refined and rounded mouth feel with a long, rewarding finish.

South African potjiekos - hearty winter stew.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Dawie Botha
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 13.16 % vol  rs : 2.00 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 4.9 g/l  va : 0.70 g/l  so2 : 133 mg/l  fso2 : 34 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : 5-8 Years

in the vineyard : 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 farmers, baboons, buck and winds. Natural low yields and the higher altitude, with no irrigation and small vines, complicate the situation.

about the harvest: AVERAGE TEMP: 18.6°C RAINFALL: 740.46mm HARVESTING BEGAN: 11/03/2014 HARVESTING ENDED: 11/03/2014 ORIGIN OF FRUIT: Paardeberg SOIL TYPE: Decomposed granite YIELD: 5 ton/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 off the skins and underwent malolactic fermentation in cement tanks. e wine was aged in 2nd- and 3rd fill French oak barrels for 14 months. The wines are bottle-aged for 24 months.

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