Cape of Good Hope

Basson Pinotage

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.

Tasting Notes

Basson Pinotage

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.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

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.

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.

Average Temperature

19.7°C

Rainfall

347mm

Harvesting

02/03/2015 - 02/03/2015

Origin of Fruit

Paardeberg

Soil Type

Decomposed Granite

Yield

4 ton/ha

Tasting Notes

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.

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.

Average Temperature

18.6°C

Rainfall

740.46mm

Harvesting

11/03/2014 - 11/03/2014

Origin of Fruit

Paardeberg

Soil Type

Decomposed granite

Yield

5 ton/ha

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