Monday, 15 March 2010

TN : Scali Pinotage 2006, Voor-Paardeberg, South Africa

This was made by Willie and Tania De Waal, fifth generation family vignerons on their family farm Schoone Oord. The must was fermented in open kuipe and gently pressed in basket press. The wine was then matured in 228 litre French oak barriques for 12 months and was bottled unfiltered. The total production of this wine was 19 barrels.

The grapes come from two different vineyards. The "Ou Kraal" vineyard has a Southern aspect and the soil is high in clay content and decomposed granite on shale. The vines were planted was in 1972 at a density of 2425 vines per hectare. The vines are single wire, cordon trained. The yield was three tonnes per hectare or 18 hectolitres per hectare. The "Kalkis" vineyard has a South-Eastern aspect and the soil is gravel on shale. The vines were planted in 1994 at a density of 3333 vines per hectare. The vines are five wire vertical shoot positioned. The yield is restricted to four tons per hectare or 24 litres per hectare.

This wine was imported by Vinobele AB.

Colour : Deep lilac/purple

Aroma : Cedar, blackberry, banana, burnt toast

Taste : Juicy dark bramble fruits, somewhat developed, liquorice, tobacco, sour finish, talcum powder texture

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 186 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : Scali
Website : Vinobele Wine Agency

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