Six Hats Pinotage
2011 Pinotage


Vineyard: Piekenierskloof in the Cederberg Mountains.
Soil Type: Tafelberg Sandstone with underground gravel.
Vine Age: 16 years old.
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: Beginning to end of February.
Yield: Below 6 t/ha.


Six Principles expressing the core Philosophy of Six Hats; 'Partnership, Potential, Change, Equity, Dignity & Sustainability'.
Six Hats seeks to produce wines that will contribute to the lives of the people whose hard work is expressed in each bottle. There are minimum prices set for grapes and an additional percentage of the sales are given back to the community who uses the money to build schools, clinics and other projects to improve their lives.
Six Hats is a registered Fairtrade producer.

The grapes are handpicked and cold soaked over 24 hours to obtain the desired extract and and character. Fermentation is started using selected yeasts under controlled conditions at 26°Centigrade. Malolactic fermentation took place in tanks, the wine was aged for 6 months using American and French oak.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep red hues.
Nose: Rich and fruity.
Palate: It is medium bodied, well balanced with notes of strawberry and plums, soft oak and vanilla.
Other: Pinotage goes particularly well with grilled lamb chops and stews.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14.5
RS (g/l): 2.1
TA (g/l): 5.8
pH: 3.59