Stanford Hills Veldfire Pinotage 2017
R450.00 per case of 6 bottles
|Trellis System||Vertical Shoot Positioning|
|Soil||Clay & “Koffieklip” (Ferricrete)|
|Climate||Cool with winter rainfall|
Grapes were hand selected, crushed and allowed 2 days cold maceration before yeast inoculation (NT50). Fermentation was done in small bins, punched down four to five times daily. Fermented between 22 & 30oC until dry on skins. Malo-lactic fermentation completed in tank. Stavin oak segments added and aged for 6 months before bottling.
Colour: Deep vibrant purple
Nose: dark fruit, spice, cloves and white pepper
Palate: Sweet fruit entry followed by savoury spice. Balanced smokey tannins and a juicy mouth-feel
Food: Steak, Game, curries and rich stews.