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Six Hats Pinotage
2016 Pinotage


Vineyard: Fairtrade vineyards in theSwartland region.
Soil Type: Red oak leaf soil with gravel underneath.
Vine Age: 16 to 20 years old.
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: Beginning of February.
Yield: Below 6 t/ha.


Six principles form the core of the Six Hats philosophy,
"Partnership, Potential, Change, Equity, Dignity and 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.

Grapes were handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours to obtain
the desired extract and character, fermentation is started with
selected yeasts strains under controlled conditions at 26
Malolactic fermentation also took place in tank and aged for six
months using French and American oak staves.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Dark red.
Nose: Ripe black plum wih violet and some black pepper.
Palate: It is clean and fresh on the palate with notes of ripe
strawberries and plums with hints of Hoisin and
smokey bacon.
Other: This is an elegant style of Pinotage and it will go
well with smoked duck, pulled pork or lasagna. It
can handle a fair amount of spice and will
complement a hot Indian curry, it is also the
perfect wine for a BBQ. As for vegetables is will be
a great match with aubergines or mushrooms.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.5
RS (g/l): 1.8
TA (g/l): 5.6
pH: 3.41