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Stellenrust Pinotage 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Tertius Boshof
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 13.9 %vol
pH : 3.54
RS : 2.3 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Appellation : Western Cape
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
2014 Michelangelo International Wine Awards : Double Gold Gran D’or
Tasting Notes
This wine offers raspberry and ripe peach and black cherry flavours with subtle oak nuances, a ripe juice palate and a delicate lingering finish.
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions
A great accompaniment to spicy food such as Thai green curries or traditional Cape Malay bobotie.
In The Vineyard
Grapes for this wine are harvested from both our Helderberg property in the Golden Triangle as well as our Bottelary property - both of these properties excel every year at Pinotage challenges and we believe a blend of the terroirs can only lead to bigger things.
About The Harvest
Grapes are picked between 24° - 25° Balling.
In The Cellar
Grapes were crushed and allowed some cold maceration for 24 hours in open cement tanks. It is inoculated with French yeast strains and allowed to ferment with regular punch downs every 2 hours for 4 days on the skin. The wine is then drained from the skins and further fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. Our Pinotage is matured convection toasted French oak barrels for a period of 12 months.
Additional Information
Pinotage is one of the grapes with the most potential for development and improvement in South Africa. If it is grown and vinified correctly, it becomes an interesting wine with lots of depth and characterful flavour.

Other Vintages
Stellenrust Pinotage 2018 Tertius Boshof Pinotage
Stellenrust Pinotage 2017 Tertius Boshof Pinotage
Stellenrust Pinotage 2016 Tertius Boshof Pinotage
Stellenrust Pinotage 2015 Tertius Boshof Pinotage
Stellenrust Pinotage 2014 Tertius Boshof Pinotage
Stellenrust Pinotage 2013 Tertius Boshof Pinotage
Stellenrust Pinotage 2012 Tertius Boshof Pinotage
Stellenrust Pinotage 2011 Tertius Boshof Pinotage
Stellenrust Pinotage 2010 Tertius Boshof Pinotage
Stellenrust Pinotage 2009 Tertius Boshof Pinotage
Stellenrust Pinotage 2008 Tertius Boshof Pinotage

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