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Aaldering Estate Lady M (Pinotage) 2018

Aaldering Estate Lady M (Pinotage) 2018
Aaldering Estate Lady M (Pinotage) 2018
This unwooded Pinotage offers an explosion of dark fruit aromas on the noseconsisting of Blackcurrants, Blueberries and Dark cherries. The structure is elegant and shows class. A true ode to the iconic Pinotage variety which expresses the quality of the Aaldering terroir.

Vineyard Notes
Soil: Decomposed Granite (Hutton, Clovelly Soils) Clone PI48A
Rootstock: Richter 99 Planted 1998
Orientation: South East Facing Hectare 4.37
Altitude: 110-160m above sea level

Winemaking Report
2017 was a cool dry year with long winter nights. This ensured a longer ripening
which adds to the minerality and finesse to this vintage. The drought caused the vine
to push its roots deeper in search for water which will be an overall benefit to the
future.
The Lady M 2018 was selected from a very specific part of the Pinotage vineyard. All
grapes were hand harvested at 25 Balling and destemmed but not crushed. The juice
was cooled down to 14 degrees and cold soaking took place for 5 days. Between one
and two pump overs a day was done, and the grapes were pressed at 5 Balling to
reduce extraction of tannins and bitterness and resulted in a wine with intense fruit
characteristics and an elegant structure.

Aging Potential
This wine is unwooded and should therefore be treated as a white wine. It will age
well between 3-5 years from vintage and was bottled with natural cork to allow the
wine to breath and develop over the next few years.

Food Matches
Smoked duck and pulled pork, or simply as an aperitif.

Technical Analysis
ALC: 13.8% RS: 2,7 g/l TA: 4.9 g/l pH: 3.55
R248.00
R248.00 per bottle
Ex Tax: R248.00
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