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Koopmanskloof Pinotage 2009
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Louwtjie Vlok
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 14.00 %vol
pH : 3.71
RS : 2.50 g/l
Total Acid : 5.49 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.76 g/l
SO2 : 78 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Tasting Notes
Red, cherry flavours with a soft, vanilla centre. Delightfully complex with a scrumptious, tannin finish.
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Hutton/Broken granite
Irrigation: Drip irrigation
Vineyards: Bush wine against Bottelary Hills; east-west row direction

Koopmanskloof Vineyards and its winemaking tradition date back to 1777. The name depict the profession and location of an indigenous community who embrased fair trade with the first European ships to visit the Cape of Good Hope during the 16th century. Koopmans is Dutch for trader and 'Kloof' is a Ravine.

Late owner, Stevie Smit, set aside 98 ha of his farm as a fynbos reserve and started the Vineyard Trail - a 24 km walk through vineyards and mountain heath along the ridge of the Bottelary Hills. Adding to the outdoor experience, the 'Berghut' was build in 1983, situated on Koopmanskloof hills, overlooking the beautiful Cape Winelands.
About The Harvest
The grapes are harvested at 24° - 25° B with an average yield of 7 tons/ha.
In The Cellar
Pump overs every 4-5 hours at 26° - 28° C for ±5 days. Inoculated with NT116 & NT2000 yeast strains. New French Med 60%, 20% American, Medium and 20% second fill barrels, matured for 9months.

Other Vintages
Koopmanskloof Pinotage Rosé 2016 Stephan Smit Pinotage
Koopmanskloof Pinotage Rosé 2015 Stephan Smit Pinotage
Koopmanskloof Pinotage 2014 Stephan Smit Pinotage
Koopmanskloof Pinotage 2013 Stephan Smit Pinotage
Koopmanskloof Pinotage 2011 Stephan Smit Pinotage
Koopmanskloof Pinotage Rosé 2011 Louwtjie Vlok Pinotage
Koopmanskloof Pinotage 2010 Stephan Smit Pinotage
Koopmanskloof Pinotage 2009 Louwtjie Vlok Pinotage
Koopmanskloof Pinotage 2008 Louwtjie Vlok Pinotage
Koopmanskloof Pinotage 2007 Louwtjie Vlok Pinotage

Tel: +27.218652355   Fax: +27.865607145   Email: info@koopmanskloof.co.za  
P.O. Box 19, Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa