“Printer’s Ink” Pinotage 2015

R14650

From: The Printer’s Ink Pinotage is a tribute to the Meinert family’s heritage as printers and publishers in Namibia. At Devon Crest Vineyard just outside Stellenbosch, Meinert Wines are made in a personalised range, in limited volumes. Each wine takes its journey from vine to barrel with much science, care and creativity to ensure uniqueness and individual character.

Vineyards: The vineyard is untrellised, leading to a low yield of 7 tons/ha and early ripening. It was planted in 1997 and is on a high cool slope in Devon Valley, on deep rich Hutton soils. The vines received no supplementary irrigation.

Blend:
Pinotage 89%
Merlot 11%
Mostly free run with a small amount of press wine, 8%.

Winemaking: Cold maceration of 10 days at under 10ºC followed by a short hot fermentation (3 days) before pressing. About a third of the wine was underwent carbonic maceration. Bottled after 24 months in 225L 2nd 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels.

Analysis:
Alcohol 14.20 vol%
Residual sugar 1.7 g/l
Total acidity 5.7 g/l
pH 3.71
Total extract 27.8 g/l

Comments: Medium structure with a rich, full-bodied yet elegant mid-palate and a clean fresh finish. Enjoy with ostrich tartare, venison kebabs on rooibos noodles and surprisingly, when slightly chilled, with sushi or seared tuna. Ageing potential: approximately 10 years.

Category: Product ID: 1379

Description

Wine’s Archive

Blend:
Pinotage with a dash of Merlot (14%). Mostly free run with a small amount of press wine,12%.

Analysis:
Alcohol 14.31 vol%
Residual sugar 2.5 g/l
Total acidity 5.3 g/l
pH 3.68
Total extract 32.4 g/l

Blend:
Pinotage with a dash of Merlot (14%). Mostly free run with a small amount of press wine,12%.

Analysis:
Alcohol 14.31 vol%
Residual sugar 2.5 g/l
Total acidity 5.3 g/l
pH 3.68
Total extract 32.4 g/l

Blend:
Pinotage with a dash of Merlot (14%). Mostly free run with a small amount of press wine,12%.

Analysis:
Alcohol 14.31 vol%
Residual sugar 2.5 g/l
Total acidity 5.3 g/l
pH 3.68
Total extract 32.4 g/l

Blend:
Pinotage with a dash of Merlot (14%). Mostly free run with a small amount of press wine,12%.

Analysis:
Alcohol 14.31 vol%
Residual sugar 2.5 g/l
Total acidity 5.3 g/l
pH 3.68
Total extract 32.4 g/l

Blend:
Pinotage (85%) with 15% Merlot.
Mostly free run with a small amount of press wine, 11%.

Analysis:
Alcohol 14.32 vol%
Residual sugar 1.9 g/l
Total acidity 5.8 g/l
pH 3.62
Total extract 30.3 g/l

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