Pinotage 2013

Wine notes

The wine consists of Pinotage (85%), Malbec (10%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). Three days pre-fermentation, the wines were cold-soaked to extract color and flavor from the grape skins. The Breedekloof region is a cooler region allowing for slow-ripening which produces silky low tannin wines. Through utilizing cold-soaking, the wine has great balance between softness and the flavor extracted through cold-soaking.

Tasting notes

Dark ruby color with scarlet rim. Perfumed nose with abundance of mulberry, raspberry, cherries, and prune aromas. Ripe tannins to ensure good structure and well integrated oak adds to complexity. There is a good balance between fruit flavors and subtle oak.

Technical notes

ALC: 14.53%  RS: 2.7g/l

 

Pinotage Rose - 2015

Wine notes

A uniquely South African Rose. This wine is made from Pinotage grapes, which were picked at a ripe stage to ensure flavorful winning phenolic ripeness. The wine had 5 hours skin contact, to ensure enough color and flavor was extracted. 

Tasting notes

The wine is light salmon in color. There is aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cherries, and summer fruit, which all contribute to an intensely aromatic nose. There is great balance on the palate

Technical notes

ALC: 13%   RS: 2.99g/l

 

Chenin Blanc - 2015

Wine notes

The grapes are from 27 year old vines. It is a blend of Chenin Blanc (96%), Semillon (3%), and Viognier (1%) ensuring the winemaker ended up with a fruit driven wine, the vine canopies were left open to expose bunches and leaves to direct sunlight.  

Initially fermentation started in stainless steel tanks. 85% of the wine was left on the lees for 10 months, to give the wine a full mouth feel and additional complexity. 20% of new barrels were used along with older barrels. 

Tasting notes

Light lemon yellow color. There is a complex combination of pineapple, granadilla, lime, peaches with a delicate hint of peach blossoms.

Technical notes

ALC: 12.92%  RS: 3.2g/l

 

Stonecross - Pinotage 2014

Wine notes

This Pinotage has 5% Petit Verdot to add a great balance to the wine. The grapes were harvested when phenolic ripeness, soft fruit tannins and fruit aromas have reached the perfect balance. The winemaker utilized modern techniques to bring out the fruit aromas that is typical to this noble varietal. Oak has been utilized moderately to perfectly round off this great wine.

Tasting notes

The wine is dark red in color. On the nose you will find aromas of black cherries, prunes, blackcurrants. There is subtle notes of cloves and pepper which all adds up to a very interesting and complex nose. The aromas on the nose carry on to the palate. The wine shows complexity with a fruity and round finish.

Technical notes

ALC: 14.3%  RS: 2.7g/l

 

Stonecross - Pinotage Rose 2016

Wine notes

This Rose is made from 100% Pinotage grapes. The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness to ensure a flavorful wine. The wine saw 5 hours skin contact to ensure enough color and flavor extraction. The winemaker utilized reductive winemaking techniques to a fruity and aromatic wine

Tasting notes

The wine is light salmon in color. There are aromas of strawberries , raspberries, cherries and summer fruit which all contribute to an intensely aromatic nose. The palate shows good balance. Fresh red berry and summer fruit  aromas.. Entry to the palate is dry, soft, and approachable with fresh berry sorbet acidity.

Technical notes

ALC: 13%  RS: 2.99g/l