- Jan van Riebeck Drive (R301), Wellington, South Africa
- +27 864 5050
About the Winery
Diemersfontein has belonged to the Sonnenberg family for 3 generations, dating back to the early 1940s. David’s grandfather, Max, bought the 183-hectare farm, which lies in the shadow of the majestic Hawekwa Mountains and boasts a panoramic view of both Du Toit’s Kloof and Bains’ Kloof mountain ranges.
Carpe Diem Pinotage Reserve 2018
About the wine
Inviting flavours of raspberries, cherries and pencil shavings on the nose, followed with rich fruit flavours of plum and berries rounding it all off with supple tannins on the palate.
Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Soft Cheese, Vegetables
Pinotage (South African Cultivar)
Wellington, Western Cape
|Segment best suited for||
Off premise, On premise, Retail
Earthy, Herbal & Vegetal, Mineral
Harvested early in the morning. Bunches and berries were very small, which we believe ensured the high extract of the wine. The berries were crushed into stainless steel tanks and inoculated with yeast. Pump overs were done every 3 hours for 30 minutes to extract the colour and flavours. At 2°B the wine was racked and the skins pressed. The wine was inoculated with malolactic bacteria and took place in old barrels. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was racked from the lees. The wine spends a further 16 months in a combination of new French – and American oak barrels.
Drink now, or within fifteen years from production.