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2012 Clos Malverne Pinotage Reserve


The wine has a dark plum colour. It shows a ripe berry character complemented by vanilla and spicy flavours – full-bodied, ready for drinking now, will also benefit from bottle ageing for another three to five years.

Origin
From selected vineyards in the prime red wine growing area of the Devon Valley near Stellenbosch.

Climate
Mediterranean - summers are warm and dry, whilst sea breezes from the nearby False Bay cool the vineyards in the afternoons. The winters are wet and cold with a high average rainfall.

Vinification
Optimally ripe grapes are crushed and fermented for 7 days on their skins, then pressed in traditional basket presses before completing primary fermentation in the tank. The average fermentation temperature is 25-30° C. Malolactic fermentation also takes place in the tank. After racking, the wine goes into specially selected 225l oak barrels of which approximately 20% are American and 80% French Nevers. The wine spends 12 months in wood, filtered and bottled.

Tasting Notes
The wine has a dark plum colour. It shows a ripe berry character complimented by vanilla and spicy flavours – full- bodied, ready for drinking now, will also benefit from bottle ageing for another 3 - 5 years.

Soil
Deep red Hutton soils.

Trellissing
Hedged (Perold system)

Yield
8 tons per ha.

Analysis
Alcohol: 14.0%
Residual sugar: 2.3 g/l
Total acidity: 5.50 g/l
pH: 3.56

Purchase Online here: International Food Club - Clos Malverne - Pinotage Reserve 2012 (750ml)

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