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Aaldering Estate Pinotage 2018

Aaldering Estate Pinotage 2018
Aaldering Estate Pinotage 2018
Colour: Deep red with a dark purple rim in colour.
Nose: Primary flavours of deep purple plums, prunes, cherry notes are balanced with forest floor and savoury notes. Dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans and warm spice notes add to the complexity.
Palate: The dark purple fruit follows through from the nose in this full bodied wine, a complex and deep core enamours the taste buds whilst the tight tannins and balanced acidity adds length and longevity to this beautiful example of Pinotage .

Vineyard Notes
Soil: Decomposed Granite (Hutton, Clovelly Soils) Clone PI48A
Rootstock: Richter 99 Planted 1998
Orientation: South East Facing Hectare 6.44
Altitude: 110-160m above sea level

Winemaking Report
2017 was a cool dry year with long winter nights. This ensured a longer ripening
which adds to the minerality and finesse to this vintage. The drought caused the vine
to push its roots deeper in search for water which will be an overall benefit to the
future.
Grapes were picked at optimum ripeness, de-stemmed and pressed. The juice was
settled for 48 hours at 10°C and then racked off the lees to selected French oak
barrels. This wine was Fermented in 35% new oak and 65% in Stainless Steel tanks.
After 9 months the wine was blended and fined

Ageing Potential
Already drinking beautifully but will cellar well for another 10 years. Bottled with a
natural cork closure, in order to ensure a unique aging capacity. Ideal serving
temperature between 16-18°C/61-64°F.

Food Matches
Enjoy this wine for example with venison, ribeye steak or lamb; preferably Karoo!

Technical Analysis
ALC: 13,96% RS: 3,2 g/l TA: 5,5 g/l pH: 3.41
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  • Range: Estate
R265.00
R265.00 per bottle
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