Nederburg Winemaster's Reserve Pinotage

Nederburg Winemaster's Reserve Pinotage 2014

This wine is full-bodied with a soft texture, displaying aromas and flavors of ripe plums, spice and oak. Pair it with rich winter stews, roast duck, lamb or even chocolate.

Style:
Full-Bodied, Soft Tannins, Long Finish
Flavor:
Plum, Prune, Spice
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Western Cape
Grapes
Pinotage
Alcohol Percentage
14.50%
Fermentation
Grapes were harvested on taste at optimum ripeness between 23° and 25° Balling, both by hand and machine. Bunches were gently destemmed and fermented between 73°F and 77°F in vertical stainless steel tanks, open and roto-fermenters for an average of 10 days. Regular mixing of the skins extracted the maximum of color and the ripe tannins.
Aging
After alcoholic fermentation, the wine was removed from the skins to undergo malolactic fermentation, and immediately transferred for maturation to a precisely planned combination of tanks, large oak vats and 300 liter French, American and Romanian oak barrels that included a significant percentage of new wood. Oak maturation averaged 12 months.