The Hedgehog Pinotage

Light Bodied Dry Red Wine

VARIETY: Pinotage

WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Mynhardt Van der Merwe

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

Flavours of strawberry, red fruits and lavender envelope the nose. Flavours of raspberry dominate the palate.

Smooth tannins complete this light bodied red wine.

alc: 12 % vol rs: x g/l pH: 3,45
type: Red style: Dry ta: 6,2 g/l
body: Medium taste: Fruity pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Screw cap Lightly wooded
ageing: 6 Months
Facing: North/South
Soil Types: Limestone
Age: 20 Years
Yield per hectare: 22 t/ha
Trellised: 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Micros
Harvest date: Early January

Pinotage grapes are harvested at 24,8 degrees balling.

Cold-soak for maximum colour extraction took place over 48 hours. Fermented between 22 and 24 degrees celsius. Small portion completed malolactic fermentation and ageing in barrels.

Final blend was aged 4 months with staves, 40% French and 60% American Oak.

  •  Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge - GOLD MEDAL