Zonnebloem Limited Edition Pinotage Red Wine


South African wines so often tread the line between the old world and the new and for Zonnebloem’s range of award winning wines, this balance between classic and contemporary is ever present. Zonnebloem is a brand that stands for craftsmanship in all its forms. After all craft is at the heart of the winemaking process, […]

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Annelie Viljoen (Viticulturist) The Pinotage grapes were sourced from two vineyard blocks situated in the Stellenbosch area. The one block, located at the base of the Helderberg Mountains, comprises 13-year-old bush vines that grow in shallow, sandy soils with underlying clay, thus giving low vigour and low yields, resulting in very concentrated berry fruit flavours. The other block is a 19-year-old trellised vineyard, situated against the south-east facing slopes of the Bottelary Hills. In direct contrast to the first vineyard, this block grows in deep red, fertile, Oakleaf soils with a high clay percentage and water-holding capacity. Both blocks receive only supplementary irrigation.
Deon Boshoff (Cellar Master) / Bonny van Niekerk (Winemaker) The grapes were harvested by hand at 24,5° to 25,5° Balling in February when fruit and tannins were fully ripened but the berries and skins still firm. Each vineyard block was individually vinified. After fermentation for 10 to 13 days, the wine was aged in a combination of first- and second-fill 300-litre American, French and Hungarian oak barrels.
Colour Dark ruby red. Bouquet Elegant red fruit with smoky and savoury notes. Palate A full-bodied wine with enticing savoury flavours, smokiness and hints of red fruit. Tamed tannins, and good balance between fruit and acid, result in an elegant and sophisticated palate.
Excellent enjoyed on its own or served with poultry, game or red meat dishes. This wine also pairs really well with dark chocolate desserts and roasted pecan nuts.
Alcohol 13,74% by volume Residualsugar 2,20g/l Total acidity 6,30g/l pH 3,62

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