Jemma Pinotage 2015


W.O. Coastal region

Cultivar(s): Pinotage 100%
Analysis: Alc: 13.77% | R.S: 3.2g/l | T.A: 5.6g/l | Ph: 3.4

The story of this wine

Jemma is our old bush vehicle, which carried us on wonderful adventures to remote and pristine places. She is now engaged in seeking out grapes, and in motivating funding for conservation. The label features a water colour painting by Jenny Metelerkamp, our friend and companion when we lived in the bush in Botswana.

Tasting notes

Medium to full bodied with a smorgasbord of red and black summer berries, savoury spice and toasty wood flavours, leading to a nicely poised finish.

Food suggestions

Pinotage is the best wine in the world to pair with Mexican dishes such as Fajitas or that glorious confection or chicken, chocolate, cumin seeds, smoky ancho chilies, pumpkin and sesame seeds- Mole. It is also very good with other flavoursome American regional specialties such as with Carolina Pulled Pork or smoky Texas B.B.Q beef rib. The wine also works with Moroccan flavours, Malaysian dishes and of course our local Cape cuisine.

The vineyard

The grapes for this wine have been harvested from Langvlei and Leeuwenkuil vineyards on the Agter Paarl/ Swartland border.

Winemaking

Pinotage was harvested over a two week period starting late Jan 2015. Most of the grapes were destalked and fermented in tanks with various staves. Malolactic and maturation was completed on staves. Approximately 15% of the wine was fermented in small open fermenters and hand punched before being pressed off prior to full dryness into small French and American oak barrels.

Ageing potential

Drink and enjoy for up to four years from vintage.