Beyers Truter's 2013 CWG Auction Wine

Beyerskloof Traildust Pinotage 2011100% Pinotage Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

The grapes were hand-picked on 3 February 2011 from block A (bush vines) which is planted on the famous Bottelary gravel soils. On this specific block, we only left one grape bunch per shoot. The grapes came into the cellar at optimum ripeness, with the following analyses before fermentation: 26.6 balling; pH – 3.52; TA – 6.12 g/l; AS – 1.86 g/l. The juice stayed on the skins for 5 days at an average temperature of 25C. Punch downs were done every two hours during fermentation and the juice was separated from the skins at 4? balling. After malolactic fermentation, the CWG selected Pinotage went to 225 litre new French oak barrels for 21 months.

Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red colour. Rich blackcurrant, dark cherries, prunes and cedar oak aromas. A big-structured Pinotage with intense dark fruit flavours. A wine with a complex middle and a long aftertaste. Great balance between fruit and oak will allow ageing in the bottle for 10 years and more.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 60 Qty. cases on offer 40 Alc 15.13 vol% RS 2.0 g/l TA 5.8 g/l pH 3.56 The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction is open to the trade and general public.  To attend the auction, to register to bid or for details of our online, telephonic or proxy bidding options, please contact the Cape Winemakers Guild Office on info@capewinemakersguild.com or phone: +27 (0)21 852 0408.