Rickety Bridge Pinotage
Vineyards identified in the Franschhoek and Wellington regions which are grown in decomposed granite soils on easterly facing slopes. Well-manicured and settled vines yielding a low 7 tonnes / ha.
Red fruit forward with black and blueberry flavours in the background while the light oaking accentuates flavours of plums and dark chocolate. A velvety palate with well integrated tannins which are supported by subtle smokiness leading into a lingering juicy finish.
Coq au vin, ostrich carpaccio, roast duck, red meat or veal.
Harvesting & Fermentation:
Grapes were harvested early February at 24.4˚ and 25.6˚ Balling into small crates with good harvesting conditions throughout.
Fermentation took place in an open fermentation tank at 27˚C with six to twelve punch-downs daily. The wine was pressed gently up to 1.3 Bar pressure after ten days. Malolactic fermentation took place in 100% older small French oak barrels. Total maturation time in barrel was twelve months.
Drinkable now, can mature for up to 2023.