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Stellenrust Cornerstone Pinotage 2012
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Tertius Boshoff
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.50
RS : 3.2 g/l
Total Acid : 5.8 g/l
Appellation : Bottelary
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Tasting Notes
This wine offers raspberry, ripe peach and black cherry flavours with subtle oak nuances, a warm succulent palate and delicate lingering sweet and sour finish with lifted acidity.
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions
A great partner to spicy food such as Thai green curries or traditional Cape Malay bobotie.
In The Vineyard
Grapes for this wine are harvested from 48 year old bush vine from the Bottelary property. Low yields increase fruit intensity and depth of flavour. These old vine gems have slower ripening cycles delivering more mature fruit and a distinct chalky finish generated from a mix of granite and red clay.
About The Harvest
Grapes are picked between 25° - 26° Balling.
In The Cellar
Grapes were crushed and allowed cold mac-eration for 24 – 48 hours. It is inoculated with French yeast strains and fer-mented in open concrete tanks with manual punch down of the cap every two hours for another 4-5 days.

The wine is then drained from the skins and further fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation has completed, it is matured in 100% French oak over a period of 18-22 months.
Additional Information
Pinotage still forms the Cornerstone of South Africa’s wine industry although Chenin blanc is giving it a good run for its money.

Other Vintages
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Stellenrust Cornerstone Pinotage 2011 Tertius Boshoff Pinotage
Stellenrust Cornerstone Pinotage 2010 Tertius Boshoff Pinotage
Stellenrust Cornerstone Pinotage 2009 Tertius Boshoff Pinotage

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Off the R44 between Stellenbosch & Somerset West, On the Stellenrust Road, Stellenbosch NU, Stellenbosch, 7600, Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa
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