Welmoed

Welmoed Pinotage 2018

Vintage

The 2018 harvest season was really challenging, due to
a prolonged drought, which some believe to be the
worst in 100 years. The Stellenbosch region’s vineyards
had good bunch quality overall, although bunches
were lighter than usual with less and smaller berries
per bunch due to the drought conditions and water
shortages. This led to a smaller wine grape harvest than
in 2017.

Vinification

The grapes were harvested at 24° Balling in early to
mid-February. Fermentation took place on its skins for
approximately five days at 25° - 28° Celsius within
static red fermenters. Skins were pressed off prior to
dryness to retain its soft ripe tannins and avoid any
unnecessary varietal tannins. Malolactic fermentation
and maturation took place in stainless steel tanks with
selected medium toast French oak staves for
approximately eight months.

Maturation potential

Ready to be enjoyed now or within the next three
years.

Food pairing

Excellent served with rich meat dishes like oxtail.

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.3% by volume
Residual sugar: 3.17g/l
Total acidity: 5.28 g/l
pH: 3.46

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R50.00

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