Winery Details

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.

Diemersfontein Pinotage 2018

About the wine

On the nose rich dark chocolate and powerful freshly brewed coffee styling, with a hint of mint and baked plums. The palate shows distinct characters of coffee and chocolate, which is balanced with smooth velvety tannins and a lingering aftertaste.

Food Pairing

Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Fish, Roasted Vegetables, Soft Cheese, Sweets, Vegetables, White Meat

Red Grapes

Pinotage (South African Cultivar)

Region

Wellington, Western Cape

Segment best suited for

Off premise, On premise, Retail

Tasting Notes

Earthy, Fruity, Mineral

Vintage

Yes

Volume

750ml

Year

2018

Winemaking process

Degrees balling at harvest: 24 – 26 °B. Cold soaking for 12 hours. Inoculation with yeast. Aerated pump-overs every 3 hours for 25 minutes to extract sufficient colour, tannin and aroma. Pressed at 2.5 °B and completed alcoholic fermentation on French oak inserstave. Malolactic fermentation was completed on the primary lees and staves. Racked after malolactic fermentation and put back on oak staves for 6 months.

Cellaring

Drink now, or within eight years of production.

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