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De Waal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2015

De Waal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2015
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.
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 4½ and 5 stars in John Platter’s 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 “1001 Wines to Enjoy once in a Lifetime”
Winemaker Daniel de Waal
Variety Pinotage
BlendPercent 100% Pinotage
FoodSuggest 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° B
Yield per Hectare: 2 tonnes per hectare.
Vineyard Age of Vineyard: 68 years - oldest Pinotage vines in SA!
Location of Vineyard: 1 ha on warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Root Stock: R 99
Method of Trellising: Bush vines.
body Huge
style Dry
taste Fruity
type Red
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: The Premium Range
R750.00 per bottle
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