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2019 Pinotage

2019 Pinotage

Drinking beautifully young - bright and juicy with remarkable structure.

Luke Broadbent Winemaker
$28.00
  • Wine Club Members Price
  • Vegan

Variety

Pinotage

Region

Clare Valley

Food Pairing

Red meat

Vintage

2019

Colour

Bright red colour with deep purple hues.

Bouquet

Ripe blackcurrants, raspberry and liquorice spice aromas.

Palate

A medium-bodied palate; vibrant black and red fruits over anise spice, a soft tannin profile with chocolate and coffee undertones and subtle French oak influence.

Ageing Potential

Drinking fantastically now.

Vineyard

Fruit is sourced from Neil and Heather Grace's Home Block, with Pinotage planted in 2015 after a trip to South Africa highlighted the suitability of the variety to the Clare Valley. Alluvial soil over limestone.

Vinification

14 day ferment on skins in open fermenters with gentle hand-plunging. Gently pressed to tank, settled and transferred to two- to three-year-old French oak puncheons, hogsheads and barriques, and matured there for 12 months.

Winemaker Notes

Juicy intensity of fruit - on the drinkability scale, it's a five out of five!

Technical Details

Alcohol - 12.8%

pH - 3.45

Acidity - 6.0g/L

Awards

Silver medal - Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show