Angels Tears Le Chocolat Pinotage

R110.00

This is a smooth, medium bodied red wine with appealing ripe plums, blackberry and licorice, enlivened by notes of coffee and chocolate on the nose, and supported by a well-balanced oak and tannin structure.The award winning 2018 vintage is a smooth and medium bodied Pinotage with appealingly ripe fruitiness and hints of chocolate.

 

HISTORY

Pinotage is a red wine grape that is South Africa’s signature variety. by Abraham Izak Perold, the first Professor of Viticulture at Stellenbosch University.

It was cultivated there in 1925 as a cross between Pinot noir and Cinsaut (Cinsaut was known as “Hermitage” in South Africa at that time)

 

VINTAGE

2018

 

AWARDS

Gold – Gold Wine Awards 2020

Gold – SA Woman’s Wine Awards 2020

 

WINE OF ORIGIN

Western Cape

 

VINIFICATION

The Pinotage owes its seductive flavour profile to the careful use of well-toasted French oak which imparts wonderful chocolate and coffee flavours to the wine. The wine get its chocolaty taste from the ageing process:  After fermentation the wine is pressed and transferred to specially toasted French oak barrels where it is aged for 6-8 months.

Only the best grapes are selected from Grande Provence vineyards and picked by hand for processing. The grapes are brought to the cellar where they are gently destemmed and fermented at 28⁰C.After fermentation, each cultivar undergoes a selection process with only the most fitting wines included in the final blends.

 

SERVING SUGGESTION

A very versatile red wine perfect with any red meats or barbecue dishes.

 

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Alc:  14.40

pH:  3.66

RS:  2.58 g/l

TA:  5.31 g/l