BADSBERG GENERAL SMUTS PINOTAGE – LIMITED RELEASE

Badsberg General Smuts Pinotage 2016

ACCOLADES

Platter 4 Star Accolade Platter 4 star
NWC Double Gold 2017 NWC Double Gold 2017

 

CURRENT VINTAGE: 2016

 
TASTING NOTES
This General Smuts Trophy award-winning pinotage was crowned as the best wine at the 2016 SA Young Wine Show. Enjoy this limited edition elegant red wine, harvest from the eastern slopes of Badsberg Mountian, since only 1716 bottles were bottled. A luscious red wine, with juicy soft berry components and intense aromas on the nose

BLEND INFORMATION
100% Pinotage

IN THE CELLAR
Matured for 12 months in new fermented and American oak barrels.

IN THE VINEYARD
Special Selected Vineyard
Climate: Mediterranean
Rainfall: 850mm Average per year
Soil: Rock, hill
Trellis system: Extended Perold
Irrigation: Micro

ABOUT HARVEST
Mid- February at 26º Balling.

FOOD SUGGESTIONS
-Roasted Meats & Veg
-Flavorful Sauces (Teriyaki, Plum, BBQ)
-Venison & Oxtail
-Spicy Biryani/Curry

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Alcohol – 14.49 %vol
pH – 3.58
RS – 3.4 g/l
Total Acid – 5.6 g/l
SO2 – 86 mg/l
Free SO2 – 42 mg/

CHARACTERISTICS
Type – Red
Style – Dry
Body – Medium
Taste – Fragrant

PRODUCTION TEAM
Willie Burger, Henri Swiegers, Jaco Booysen, Stian Victor

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