Sterkstaan Pinotage 2020

Light Bodied Dry Red Wine

VARIETY: Pinotage

WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Mynhardt van de Merwe

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

Deep ruby red coloured wine with plums and vanilla on the nose.

Soft rounded oak tannins with hint of spice and cherries on the palate.

This wine can be paired with pork belly, venison and bobotie.

alc: 14,48 % vol rs: 1.3 g/l pH: 3,81
type: Red style: Dry ta: 5,7 g/l
body: Medium / Full taste: pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Cork wooded
ageing: 2 to 5 years

Grapes are harvested at 24-25 brix by hand early in the morning.

Grapes are protected against oxidation by mild additions of SO2 and tannins/oak powder at offloading. From the first moment the grapes land in cement tanks, the process of colour and aroma extraction from the skins begins by hand punch downs, followed by an aeration stage to soften the stringy tannins.

After 5 to 7 days of pumpovers and fermentation, the skins are pressed gently taking care not to release any bitter tannins. The wine is then stored in American oak for 16-18 months. For this range, only the best barrels get selected, right before bottling.

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