Six Hats Pinotage
2009 Pinotage


Soil Type: Tafelberg sandstone soils with gravel underground.
Vine Age: 14 years old.
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: Feb 2009
Yield: Below 6 tons per hectare.


Grapes were handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours to obtain the desired color and flavor, fermentation is started with selected yeasts strains under controlled conditions at 26 °C. Malolactic fermentation also took place in tank and was matured for six months on French and American oak staves.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Bright red
Nose: Aromas of red fruit, spice and Christmas cake.
Palate: A medium bodied wine with an intense red colour and typical aromas of ripe strawberries and plums. Well balanced with soft oak and vanilla.
Other: This Pinotage will pair well with a mild lamb curry or any dish complemented with a little spice.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
RS (g/l): 2.31
TA (g/l): 5.75
pH: 3.77