Stanford Hills Veldfire Pinotage

Stanford Hills Veldfire Pinotage 2020

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Cultivar  100% Pinotage
 Region  Walker Bay
 Appellation  Stanford Foothills
 Irrigation  None
 Trellis System  Vertical Shoot Positioning
 Soil  Clay & “Koffieklip” (Ferricrete)
 Climate  Cool with winter rainfall

Our Veldfire Pinotage expresses its Pinot noir parentage beautifully. It is lively and smooth on the palate with delicate red fruit coming through on the nose; raspberries, cherries and strawberry are all prominent while still maintaining fine structure and balance.

Grapes were hand selected, crushed and allowed 2 days cold maceration before yeast inoculation (NT50). Fermentation was done in small bins, punched down four to five times daily. Fermented between 22 & 30oC until dry on skins. Malo-lactic fermentation completed in tank. Stavin oak segments added and aged for 6 months before bottling.