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Koopmanskloof Pinotage 2010
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Stephan Smit
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 14.00 %vol
pH : 3.72
RS : 4.50 g/l
Total Acid : 5.90 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Tasting Notes
Spicy, almond character with prune flavours on the nose.
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions
To be enjoyed with red meat and pasta dishes.
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Ferricreet
Irrigation: Drip irrigation
Vineyards: Bushvine 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° - 25.0° 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. New French Med 80%, 20% American Med - First 10g/l added during alcoholic fermentation.
Yeast: NT 116 & NT2000

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