2016 Pinotage Reserve

R150.00 | Club R135.00

Complex nose made up of red fruit, cherries and prunes. Full flavoured palate complete with smooth textures and lingering aftertaste.

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Tasting Notes

One of the flagships and specialities from our property, growing on bush vines on the farm. The nose offers coconut, bramble, blueberry compote and dark-roast coffee. Full intensity and body mellowed by time in both barrel and bottle. Creamy texture with a smoky finish.

Food Pairing

This full bodied red will compliment bacon-wrapped grilled venison loin with blueberry and red wine reduction, or also works like a charm with barbeque marinated pork ribs.

Awards

Pinotage Reserve 2016
Michelangelo Wine Awards 2019 – Double Gold
Paarl Wine Challenge 2019 – Top 12
ABSA Top 10- Finalist
SAWi Wine Awards – Platinum
Platters – 4½ Star
Pinotage Reserve 2015
Veritas Wine Awards 2017 – Gold
ABSA Pinotage Top 10 Wine Awards 2017 – Top 10
Platters Guide 2016 – 4½ Star
Pinotage Reserve 2014
Veritas Wine Awards 2016 – Gold
ABSA Pinotage Top 10 Wine Awards 2015 – Top 10
Platters Guide 2015 – 5 Star
Pinotage Reserve 2013
Veritas Wine Awards 2014 – Double Gold
ABSA Pinotage Top 10 Wine Awards 2014 – Top 10
Platters Guide 2014 – 4½ Star
Michelangelo Wine Awards 2014 – Gold
Pinotage Reserve 2012
Veritas Wine Awards 2013 – Double Gold
Winemakers Choice Wine Awards 2013 – Diamond
ABSA Pinotage Top 10 Wine Awards 2013 – Top 20
Platters Guide 2013 – 4½ Star
Michelangelo Wine Awards 2013 – Gold
Pinotage Reserve 2011
Veritas Wine Awards 2012 – Double Gold
Winemakers Choice Wine Awards 2012 – Diamond
ABSA Pinotage Top 10 Wine Awards 2012 – Top 10
ABSA Pinotage Top 10 Wine Awards 2013 – Top 20
Platters Guide 2012 – 4½ Star
Pinotage Reserve 2010
Veritas Wine Awards 2011 – Double Gold
Winemakers Choice Wine Awards 2011 – Trophy Red
ABSA Pinotage Top 10 Wine Awards 2011 – Top 10
Platters Guide 2011 – 4 Star
Michelangelo Wine Awards 2011 – Gold
Michelangelo Wine Awards 2012 – Gold
Pinotage Reserve 2009
Veritas Wine Awards 2011 – Gold
Winemakers Choice Wine Awards 2010 – Diamond
ABSA Pinotage Top 10 Wine Awards 2010 – Top 20
ABSA Pinotage Top 10 Wine Awards 2011 – Top 20
Michelangelo Wine Awards 2010 – Silver
Michelangelo Wine Awards 2011 – Gold

Additional Information

Winemaker’s Notes:  One of the flagships and specialities from our property, growing on bush vines on the farm. The nose offers coconut, bramble, blueberry compote and dark-roast coffee. Full intensity and body mellowed by time in both barrel and bottle. Creamy texture with a smoky finish.
Style:  Dry and Full-bodied
Cultivar:  100% Pinotage
Tons per hectare:  6-7
Age of vine:  19 years
Soil:  Shale
Trellising:  Pinotage– Bush Vine
Irrigation:  No Irrigation
Harvest Date: 01/02/2016
Degree balling at harvest:  Early morning, hand harvested at 25-26°B
Vinification:  Fermented in open fermenters. Juice bleeding after crush. Combination of punch downs and pump overs, every 2-4 hours. 26°C Fermentation temperature.
Barrel maturation: Medium and medium plus toast French oak barrels.

100% New barrels, matured for 18 months

Maturation potential:  Optimum 5-10 Years
Analysis Alcohol: 14.5%

Residual Sugar: 3.3g/l

Total Acid:5.8g/l

Region: Paarl

Fact Sheet

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Additional Information
Weight 1 kg
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In recent weeks we have seen the increasing impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on individuals, families, businesses, societies and countries around the world and here in South Africa. At Windmeul Cellar the safety of our customers and staff is paramount, therefore Windmeul Cellar will be closed as of 12:00pm today, 24 March 2020.

Unfortunately we will not be able to deliver online wine sales for the time being. You will still be able to make online purchases, but deliveries will only be fulfilled after lockdown - 16 April 2020

Thank you for supporting Windmeul for so many years. While on lockdown we hope you will be able to enjoy a nice glass of Windmeul wine.

We look forward to welcoming you back, but for the time being it is our sincere hope that you and your families stay safe and well.

- Windmeul Kelder Team

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