Produced in honour of Charl Theron De Waal
* The first Pinotage winemaker In South Africa in 1941*
Grape Varieties: 100 %Pinotage
Location of Vineyard: On warmer north facing slopes
Soil Type: Gravel & loam
Age of Vineyard: Selection of older vines 40-45 years
Root Stock: R 99
Method of Trellising: 3 wire-hedge
Harvest Date: 2 February 2015
Sugar level at Harvest: 25°B
Yield per Hectare: 4-5 tonnes per hectare
Fermentation & Maceration Period: 14 days
Alc Strength: 12.41%
TA (g/l): 4.1 g/l
RS: 3.1 g/l
Cellar Maturation: 12 months 225-litre French barrique barrels
(60%new, 40%second fill)
Bottling Date: December 2017
Future Maturation Potential: 8 – 10 years
WINEMAKER: Daniël de Waal
A dark-coloured wine, showing prune and blackcurrant flavours and a hint
of violets. The palate is well-balanced and round with a velvety, lingering finish.
This wine is delicious to enjoy with Oxtail soup, Springbok or Lamb. It also
works well with cheese – especially a lightly smoked cheddar cheese.
John Platter Wine Guide 4 star rating
GOOD TO KNOW
De Waal Wines is considered as one of the top Pinotage producers of South Africa.
De Waal is one of only 9 producers who have received the ABSA Pinotage Top 10 award
6 times or more, in the years the competition has been running.
De Waal is home to the oldest Pinotage vineyard in South Africa, a single vineyard that was planted by the current owners’ father in 1950.