Kleine Draken Pinotage 2006

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jean van Rooyen
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 13.52 %vol
pH - 3.73
RS - 2.4 g/l
Total Acid - 4.4 g/l
Free SO2 - 1.0 mg/l
Appellation - Paarl

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Very Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes

Colour: Bright ruby red.
Nose: Berry and red cherries.
Palate: Medium-bodied and well rounded with some ripe tannin undertones supporting longevity.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

Enjoy with flavourful curries, spicy meat dishes and barbeques.

In The Vineyard

Irrigation: Drip
Trellis System: Bush vines
Soil: Shallow Loam
Climate: Hot dry summers & heavy winter rains

About The Harvest

Type: Hand-picked
Date: 24 & 25 February 2006
Yield: 7 tons / ha

In The Cellar

After destalking and crushing the mash was flash pasteurized to 85°C and then re-cooled to 24°C . The mash was inoculated with a selected yeast strain and fermented dry at ±25°C and then pressed at 1 bar. Barrel matured in French oak for 6 months prior to filtration the wine was bottled in December 2007.


Other Vintages

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Kleine Draken Pinotage 2007 Jean van Rooyen Pinotage
Kleine Draken Pinotage 2006 Jean van Rooyen Pinotage
Kleine Draken Pinotage 2004 Neil Schnoor Pinotage
Kleine Draken Pinotage 2003 Niel Schnoor Pinotage

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