Gadda da Vida

Gadda da Vida

R455.00

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CULTIVAR: 92% Pinotage , 8% Petit Verdot
ALCOHOL ON LABEL: 15%
pH: 3.73
RISIDUAL SUGAR: 3.0g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.2g/l
TOTAL EXTRACT: 34.3g/l
YIELD: Pinotage 22 hl/ha, Petit Verdot 13.08 hl/ha
BOTTLING DATE: 14.02.2017
PRODUCTION: 553 bottles

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Description

Pinotage clone PI 48 A was planted in 1999 on Northen slopes of a Limenstone Ridge close to the Atlantic Ocean, and exposed to constant winds and extreme cold at night. This Pinotage has much samller bunches and berries than any typical Pinotage planted elsewhere. Petit Verdot, clone PR 400 D is also planted on a Limesone Ridge. The grapes were selected and harvested by hand to ensure only the best quality fruit was brought into the cellar. After de-stemming grapes were cold-macerated for 6 days and fermented in open new American oak and French oak barriques. The wine was fermented for 24 days with indigenous yeast with frequent light punch downs day and night to extract colour, flavour and fine tannins. Vinification in new small barriques ensured better integration between oak and grape tannins and colour and resulted in intense wine aroma. After fermentation the wine was pressed off skins, barrel heads fitted back on before refilling with the same wine. Malolactic fermentation was completed in barrel before maturation for 21 months.

VINEYARD: altitude 60 m above sea level
SOIL TYPE: Calcareous soil – Alkaline with high levels of minerals.
ROOTSTOCK: Richter 99.
AGE OF VINESTRELLISING: 19 years
TRELLISING: 5 Wire, Vertical Shoot Positioning, double lengthened (Perold system).
HARVEST DATE: Pinotage 19.02.15 , Petit Verdot 18.03.15
FERMENTATION: 24 days in open barriques, 100% new oak, with punch down every 2 hours, day & night.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 20 cm
Vintage

2015

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