- Klapmuts, South Africa
- PRODUCTION: 100% Pinotage -Barrel Ageing 24 months (225L French oak barrels) Maturation 10 years from
vintage Alcohol 14% by volume Residual Sugar 2.7 g/l Total Acid 5.9 g/l pH 3.48.
- VINIFICATION: Grapes are specially selected for this range. Hand-picked at optimum ripeness, destemmed and
hand sorted on a sorting table making sure only the best berries are going to tank. 20% of the juice are being
drawn off to concentrate the juice-berry ratio. Cold-soaking for 3-4 days at low temperatures. Fermentation took
place at 22 degrees with regular pump overs. First phase of fermentation is with natural yeast there after
inoculated with a Rhone sourced yeast. After fermentation, the wine is left on the skins for 4 weeks before
racked to barrel where malolactic fermentation takes place for up to 30 days. After 24 months of ageing selected
barrels are blended to create this fine wine.
Color, Nose & Palate
- Arra Pinotage is a ruby red with brick rim. Lovely red fruits on the nose and palate, with some spice and
chocolate from oaking. Strawberry and raspberry palate. Well integrated tannins and velvety finish. A great
wine to age.