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Clos Malverne Pinotage Reserve 2020

Clos Malverne Pinotage Reserve 2020

R275,00

The wine has a deep red colour. It has dark fruit flavours on the nose with underlying notes of mint and cassis. with its complexity together with firm tannin structure, it pairs well with rich red meat dishes.

Specifications

SKU: CLO-004
Alcohol Volume: 14.5%
Sugar G/L: 1.8g/l
Type of wine: Red Wine
Cultivar: Pinotage
Category(s): Stellenbosch Valley
Food Pairing: Chocolate, Dessert, Meat, Pasta

More Information

In the cellar

The grapes are hand- harvested at optimal ripeness. They are then destalked, crushed and fermented for 7 days on their skins in open fermenting tanks. The average fermentation temperature is 25-30° C. After fermentation, the skins are pressed in traditional basket presses. The free run and pressed juices are combined, and malolactic fermentation spontaneously takes place in the tank. Now the wine is racked and goes into 225l oak barrels (100% French) for 12 months. The wine is only lightly filtered to ensure high quality aspirations are maintained.

In the vineyard

The Pinotage grapes for this wine come from the Devon Valley, with nutrient rich and deep soils. The grapes were hand harvested at optimum ripeness, and that is when the winemaker feels the degree of sugar is high enough whilst the flavours in the grape have developed substantially, with no bitter tannins left in the skins.

Ageing

Can be enjoyed now - will also benefit from 3 - 5 years bottle maturation.

Cultivar

Pinotage

Food Pairing

It will go well with smoked red meats or game such as springbok, ostrich and kudu. Also enjoy slightly chilled with desserts like a dark berry pavlova or with double cream chocolate mousse.

Awards and Recognition

Michelangelo International Wine Awards – TN Coopers Pinotage Trophy

About the Wine Estate

Seymour Pritchard bought the 10-hectare farm, Malvern Heights, in 1969 from Colonel JW Billingham, who had named the farm after the rolling hills around Malvern in his native England. When winemaking came into Seymour’s sights in the mid-1980’s, France was still the epicentre of the wine universe. He then added some “French Flair” to the name and changed it to Clos Malverne, due to the homestead on the farm being reminiscent of a Clos in France.

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