Slowine Pinotage 2016
Generous in its flavours but never over-bearing, this jovial red is easy drinking but yet serious. From the Bossieveld climate region, the grapes were harvested at 23ºC.
From the warm climate meso area the grapes were harvested end-February to mid-March. Cold soaking and slow fermentation process has led to an intense extract with an excellent flvour profile. Fermentation took place at a temperature of 24 – 27ºC.
Extraction of colour and varietal characters by means of pumpovers. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in a stainless steel tank. The wine was then filtered and fined for bottling.
The colour is an attractive bright ruby red with a purple rim, typical of a young Pinotage. The flavours of this unique South African cultivar are complex and exciting ripe plum and fruitcake all beautifully integrated and then finished for a lingering after taste.
Oxtail makes an ideal food partner for this wine, as do a variety of other red meat dishes.
TA 5.7 g/l
RS 3.6 g/l
Veritas 2009 Silver – Vintage 2008
Veritas 2012 Bronze – Vintage 2010
Veritas 2014 Bronze – Vintage 2014
Veritas 2017 Bronze – Vintage 2016
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2014 Gold – Vintage 2013
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2015 Silver – Vintage 2014
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2017 Gold – Vintage 2016
Old Mutual 2014 Bronze – Vintage 2013
R75 Per Bottle
R450 Per Box (6)
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