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Koopmanskloof Pinotage 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Stephan Smit
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.5
RS : 4.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.3 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium


Accolades

2015 Michelangelo Interntional Wine Awards - Gold

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby red colour. Ripe fruit on the nose. Pallet shows good balance between ripe berry fruit and well integrated oak aromas, hints of chocolately, mocca and vanillin aromas derived from careful selection of oak. Medium to full bodied wine, well-structured, rich and supple with elegant tannin and soft finish.

Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions

To be enjoyed with red meat and pasta dishes.

In The Vineyard

Soil type: Hutton/Broken granite
Irrigation: Drip irrigation
Vineyards: Bush wine against Bottelary Hills; east-west row direction

About The Harvest

Fruit harvested at 25° Balling.

In The Cellar

Cold soaking period for 48 hours. Fermentation in stainless steel red wine fermenters for approximately 5 days. Aroma and colour extraction via delastage and daily pump overs. Partially aged in 300 litre French oak barrel as well as selected premium French oak staves for 8 months. Malolactic fermentation completed.

Additional Information

Koopmanskloof Vineyards and its wine making tradition date back to 1777. The name depicts the profession and location of an indigenous community who embraced 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 built in 1983, situated on Koopmanskloof hills, overlooking the beautiful Cape Winelands.


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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