The 2017 Klippenkop Pinotage fruit is sourced from 35 specially selected grape growing families in the Robertson Valley. The Pinotage vineyards are grown in the lime-rich karoo soils with fairly high clay content. This soil enables growers to use regulated deficit irrigation to control vine vigour and berry size. Pinotage quality benefits a lot if quite severe water deficit is induced between berry set and veraison. After a strict vineyard selection, the selected fruit was harvested from middle February to the first week in March. Grapes were harvested at full ripeness between 23.5-26.5 B from a selection of vineyards. Malolactic fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. A deep purple tint on the rim with delicious flavours of ripe strawberry, banana, juicy plums and rich, red cherry. Produced in an early-drinking style with well-integrated wood and a soft, smooth finish. Enjoy now with roast beef, guinea fowl, roast chicken, stews, lamb, pizza and pasta.
Klippenkop Pinotage joins our Warehouse Wines, where you can find Pull The Cork’s selection of Low-Cost Warehouse Wines. This is where you will find top name brands at discounted prices from artisan producers. Best for Bargains!! There will be a few wines in this category which are not classed as low intervention, these are clearly marked as conventional in the attributes.