Stellenbosch Vineyards


Credo Pinotage Reserve 2014

The Credo Pinotage Reserve 2014 shows great depth of colour, with a vibrant red hue. On the nose you will find an abundance of red fruit, cherry and prune aromas. The rewarding palate has rich fruit flavours, smooth tannins and a lingering aftertaste.

Vinification/oaking details: 

This 23-year-old bushvine vineyard is situated in the Helderberg basin. Facing the False Bay Ocean, the cool breeze from the ocean promotes small berry formation with slow and even ripening of the grapes.  

Soil: Decomposed granite

Proximity to ocean: 7 km

Annual rainfall: 450mm           

Handpicked in the early morning, the grapes were sorted by hand and de-stemmed.  Cold soaked for 72 hours and inoculated with a pure yeast culture the juice was cool fermented for 21 days.   A small hand one ton basket press was used to press the grapes.  Maturation was done for 18 months in small French Oak barrels.  A barrel selection was done after maturation with only the best eight barrels chosen for the Credo Pinotage Reserve 2014.

Maturation potential:

Ready to be enjoyed now with a maturation potential of 10 to 15 years.

Food suggestions:

Excellent served with robust red meat or game dishes. For a vegetarian alternative, serve with mushroom-based dishes or a strong cheese.

 Alcohol:                        14.5 % by volume

Residual sugar:             3.12 g/l

Total acidity:                 5.55 g/l

pH:                               3.45

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