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DOUGLAS GREEN PINOTAGE, SOUTH AFRICA

Smooth & juicy redolent red and black berries from the Cape’s
unique varietal
Wine of Origin Western Cape (Wellington, Swartland)
Vintage notes
A dry winter followed by a hot, dry summer: The winter of May to
August 2015 in the Cape Winelands was cold enough to ensure proper
vine dormancy, but it was one of the driest in decades. A hot growing
season followed that included one of the hottest Januaries that
anybody can remember. Grapes were selected from old bush vines in
the Wellington area and harvested by hand at an average ripeness of
24°B.
Cellar notes
After fermentation on the skins and pressing, the young wine was
allowed to complete malolactic fermentation on oak staves, then left
for a further 3 months of wood maturation. Final blending and bottling
takes place at our cellars in Wellington.
Tasting notes
Attractive crimson depth with a purple hue on the rim. Generous
ripe strawberry and raspberry fruit on the nose brushed with dark
chocolate and caramel hints. Plush and juicy on entry with an ample
mouthful of juicy fruit well supported by soft, ripe tannins and discreet
oak spice finishing with soft sleek cherry and berry flavours.
Serving notes
Soft and fruity allowing immediate easy social enjoyment on its own
or with smoked spicy sausages, meaty pasta dishes, lamb chops or
cottage pie. Drinking at its best within 3 years of vintage.
Technical analysis
Alcohol: 14%
Residual Sugar: 3.8 g/l
Total Acid: 5.8 g/l
pH: 3.5

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