Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2020 - Absa Top 10 Pinotage Winner

A combination of old and new. The Pinotage grapes come from a 45-year-old bush vine vineyard and 25-year-old trellised vines. Cool climate grapes from the Durbanville region are all grown under dry-land conditions in deep red Hutton soils on a north-facing slope. These grapes were hand-harvested at optimum phenolic ripeness. Fermented in one-ton open fermenters for four days at 26-28ºC. Punch through and pumped over every three hours. 100% MLF completed spontaneously in 225ℓ French oak barrels. The wine matured for 16 months in 40% new French oak barrels. A full-bodied wine with dark berry and plum flavours and well balanced with complex aromas from French Oak barrels. A wine with a long lingering finish.