Skraalhans Pinotage 2023

R165.00 / Bottle
Skraalhans is a long gangly weed found in our vineyards, often growing taller than the vines themselves. Loosely translated as lean stray, the name represents this restrained, fresh and elegant new style of Pinotage. A hands-off approach has allowed the vineyards to shine through, giving the wine a profound sense of place.

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SKU Skraalhans Pinotage 2022 Category

This wine is dominated by red fruits with classic cherry and mulberry notes. With a vibrant palate and sweet tannins, this wine has a plush and bright finish.

Alcohol: 12.75
Total Acidity: 5.3g/ℓ
Residual Sugar: 2.1g/ℓ
ph: 3.59
100% Pinotage
From vines aged between 7 and 15 years. These trellised vines are unirrigated and yield between 5–7 tons per hectare.
Grapes were machine harvested at 22.3 balling to preserve freshness and maintain lower alcohol. The must was inoculated with biodynamic yeast and only spent 3 days on the skins with two light pump-overs per day. After gently pressing, the wine is transferred to stainless steel tanks for malo-lactic conversion. After completion the wine is racked to 500l old oak barrels to age for 10 months.
3–5 years
Tim Atkin – 90 pointsNeal Martin Report – 92 points

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