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    Basson
    Pinotage

    COGH Basson Pinotage

    Basson Pinotage 2018

    Appealing raspberry and plump cherry fruit aromas. The same succulence and rounded juicy dark fruit continues on the palate – with standout plum, cherry and raspberry flavours. A light baking spice nuance adds to the complexity and gentle Christmas cake appeal, along with supportive, seamless oak balance. Smooth textured and long with an enticing, dry yet fruited finish.

    Accolades: 90 Points – Platter’s SA

    COGH Basson Pinotage

    Basson Pinotage 2017

    Mixed spice mingles with dark plum punctuated by whiffs of leather on the nose. The palate follows through with interesting flavours of clove and savoury smokiness. The palate delights with a soft and focused tannin structure and lingering after taste.

    COGH Basson Pinotage

    Basson Pinotage 2016

    Seductive and heady aromatics of both red and black fruits with a beguiling floral note. Succulent entry with vibrant red and black fruit notes immediately apparent on the palate. The wine evolves with altogether more serious flavours with cedar and grippy tannin adding dimension and depth of flavour. A supple yet textured mouthfeel finishes long and rich with good balance of oak and fruit.

    COGH Basson Pinotage

    Basson Pinotage 2015

    Bold raspberry and youngberry aromas which mingle with a deeper leather nuance. Lively juicy palate with ripe red and blue fruit flavours. There’s a subtle squeeze of oak tannin but it remains well structured and effortlessly smooth textured yet simultaneously succulent. Harmonious and approachable but with gentle gravitas.

    COGH Basson Pinotage

    Basson Pinotage 2014

    Appealing black fruit compote aromas, rich with berries and spice. Succulent and ripe in the mouth with appealing bright raspberry and black cherry flavour. The wine’s vivacity is balanced by deep, nutty oak which is creamy and well-integrated, adding structure and harmony. Pliable, supple and textured with comforting yet refined and rounded mouth feel with a long, rewarding finish.

    Winemaking

    The grapes were hand-sorted and fermented in 1 ton open top stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine was drained off the skins and underwent malolactic fermentation in cement tanks. The wine was aged in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels for 14 months. Final bottle-ageing for 24 months completed the maturation period, before being released to market.

    Vintage Notes

    The 2018 vintage was the last of a couple of very dry years with lower than average rainfall. This resulted in a very small crop due to the drought, but the small bunches yielded good concentration in the wine. With better rainfall in 2019, these vines are currently recovering and rebuilding their reserves.

    Origin of Fruit

    Swartland

    Winemaking

    The grapes were hand-sorted and fermented in 1 ton open top stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine was drained off the skins and underwent malolactic fermentation in cement tanks. The wine was finally aged in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels for 14 months and then bottle-aged for a further 24 months.

    Vintage Notes

    These Pinotage Bush vines in the Paardeberg, with its famous granite soils and high altitude on the top of Paardeberg in Swartland have been cared for by the Basson family of Nooitgedacht for decades. Beyond challenges as a result of the higher altitude, no irrigation and relatively smaller vines, these extraordinary vines produce great quality despite the additional challenges of baboons, buck and seasonal winds in the area.

    Origin of Fruit

    Paardeberg

    Winemaking

    The grapes were hand-sorted and fermented in 3 ton open top stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine was drained off the skins and underwent malolactic fermentation in cement tanks. The wine was aged in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels for 14 months. This wine is finally bottle-aged for 30 months.

    Vintage Notes

    These Pinotage Bush vines in the Paardeberg, with its famous granite soils and high altitude on the top of Paardeberg in Swartland have been cared for by the Basson family of Nooitgedacht for decades. Beyond challenges as a result of the higher altitude, no irrigation and relatively smaller vines, these extraordinary vines produce great quality despite the additional challenges of baboons, buck and seasonal winds in the area.

    Origin of Fruit

    Paardeberg

    Winemaking

    The grapes were hand-sorted and fermented in 1 ton open top stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the wine was drained off the skins and underwent malolactic fermentation in cement tanks. The wine was aged in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels for 14 months. The wines are bottle-aged for 24 months.

    Vintage Notes

    The Basson family of Nooitgedacht, farms the vines themselves in the famous granite soils of the Paardeberg. Bush vine Pinotage at high altitude on the top of Paardeberg in Swartland is a challenge between farmers, baboons, buck and winds. Natural low yields and the higher altitude, with no irrigation and small vines, complicate the situation.

    Origin of Fruit

    Paardeberg

    Winemaking

    The grapes were hand-sorted and fermented in 1 ton open top stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the wine was drained off the skins and underwent malolactic fermentation in cement tanks. The wine was aged in 2nd- and 3rd fill French oak barrels for 14 months. The wines are bottle-aged for 24 months.

    Vintage Notes

    The Basson family of Nooitgedacht farms the vines themselves in the famous granite soils of the Paardeberg. Bush vine Pinotage at high altitude on the top of Paardeberg in Swartland is a challenge between farmers, baboons, buck and winds. Natural low yields and the higher altitude, with no irrigation and small vines, complicate the situation.

    Origin of Fruit

    Paardeberg