SAILOR MALAN N.74

Origin:

Paarl

Harvest:

February 2019 by hand

Blend information:

100% Pinotage grapes from our bush vineyards.

Soil:

Gravelly, well-drained soils, as well as Perderberg Mountain sandstone.

Vinification:

We harvest 2 times, during the morning and during the afternoon. Healthy grapes came in at optimal ripeness of 26.5 balling, late February 2019. 2 days cold soaking at 10C in stainless steel. Inoculated with D80 – specially selected yeast for cooler ferments, to enhance the fruit intensity, good month feel and silky tannins. Pump overs vary from every 2 – 4 hours as the fermentation progresses. The wine was pressed at 4 Balling to finish alcohol fermentation in stainless steel tank. Wine was racked and inoculated with malolactic bacteria, that lasted just over 3 weeks. The wine was bottled in October 2020

Serving suggestions:

Delicious on its own or with poultry, game and red meat dishes.

Tasting notes:

Concentrated ruby crimson in colour, a full fruity wine with flavours of ripe plums and cherries, rich with a persistent finish with aromas of overripe berries, blackcurrants, and an earthy undertone, a harmonious balance noted by an elegant structure.

Ageing potential:

Ready for immediate enjoyment but will mature well for up to three years.

Ideal served at:

18 – 19° C