Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Durbanville Hills Cool Climate Pinotage

2023 Double Gold Medal

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Distell Durbanville Hills Cool Climate Pinotage
VARIETAL:
Pinotage

VINTAGE:
2020

MORE INFORMATION:
We approach the making of our Pinotage with the greatest care, gently handling the grapes with the utmost tenderness. The must was fermented on the skins in closed stainless steel tanks until almost dry (50g per litre of sugar left). At this stage, the wine and skins were separated to allow fermentation to finish in stainless steel tanks. Maximum fruit, colour and tannin extraction from the skins was made possible through continuous timer-regulated pump-over cycles. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was oak matured for 12 months using predominantly French oak to prevent over wooding and by doing so preserving the elegance of our cool climate fruit. WINEMAKER Martin Moore and Wilhelm Coetzee COLOUR Bright ruby red NOSE Prominent aromas of ripe red plums, dark cherries, and mulberries with subtle hints of oriental spice and juniper berries adding to the fuller dark fruit bouquet. TASTE A medium-bodied wine with succulent strawberry flavours laced with hints of dark, ripe cherries and oriental spice. A wellbalanced wine with an elegant, smooth tannin structure. ALCOHOL 14.29% RESIDUAL SUGAR 1.97g/l TOTAL ACIDITY 5.88g/l PH 3.51 g/l

Serve with pork belly, lamb rib, coq au vin, and mild vegan curries.

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