Simonsig Redhill Pinotage 2019

WINE ORIGIN | Stellenbosch

AV 13.99 | RS 2.2 | TA 6 | PH 3.53

WINEMAKER | Michael Malan

Produced from a vineyard grown on the famous red hills of Simonsig Estate on decomposed shale soil. The grapes were hand-harvested at optimal ripeness. After meticulous sorting in the vineyard, the grapes were destemmed and crushed before being added to two open-top fermenters. The wine underwent cold soaking for two days before inoculation. Manual punch downs were done every two hours for a short, but intensive extraction. Fermentation temperature peaked at 30°C and was finished in the tank. Malolactic fermentation occurred in the barrel where the wine matured for 19 months in new and second-fill French Oak barrels.

Experience beautiful violet floral notes upon opening, followed by layers of white pepper with a light oak toast, and dark fruit at its core. This finely detailed wine with a lingering acidity will age well for a further 10 years after vintage.

Beautifully poised and elegant…