HARVEST & VINTAGE NOTES
The TAJ Pinotage comes from the biggest Pinotage vineyard in the world. It is planted with 20-year-old, unirrigated bushvines, planted in soils of decomposed shale. These vines are able to weather the harsh conditions of the Swartland, and create smaller and more concentrated berries.
There was plenty of rainfall in the Winter of 2020 and cool weather during the growing season, which produced smaller than normal berries with a lot of concentration.
The 2020 vintage is deep ruby red in color, with pronounced plum and dark chocolate aromas. The richness of the fruit flavors are balanced by a silky, dry finish.
WINEMAKER: Abrie Beeslaar
GRAPES: 100% Pinotage
VINE AGE: 20 years
SOIL: decomposed shale
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.98 g/L
PH: 3.60TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.12 g/L