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Van Loveren Pinotage 2008

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Percentage Grape: 100% Pinotage<br/><br/>Soil: Clay ; Karoo.<br/><br/>Growing Climate: 11 year old vines on 4-wire Perold trellising system. Drip irrigation controlled by a computer system through meters and tensiometers<br/><br/>Type of Harvest: Machine harvesting. Night harvested at optimum ripeness. Harvested at 23 degrees Balling. Yield 12 tons per hectare. R/S 2.8g/l<br/><br/>Vinification Method: Style: A smooth, lightly wooded dry red wine. Vinification: Wood staves for 6 months. Minimal intervention in the natural process of vinification, allowing the cultivar to express its individual characteristics and the soil of its origin.<br/><br/>Color Intensity: Ruby Red<br/><br/>Bottle Type: Green Claret<br/><br/>Alcohol Percentage: 14 %<br/><br/>PH: 3.7<br/><br/>Aging Time: 6 months<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l<br/><br/>Total Acidity: 5.5 g/l

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Varietal: Pinotage
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Percentage Grape: 100% Pinotage<br/><br/>Soil: Clay ; Karoo.<br/><br/>Growing Climate: 11 year old vines on 4-wire Perold trellising system. Drip irrigation controlled by a computer system through meters and tensiometers<br/><br/>Type of Harvest: Machine harvesting. Night harvested at optimum ripeness. Harvested at 23 degrees Balling. Yield 12 tons per hectare. R/S 2.8g/l<br/><br/>Vinification Method: Style: A smooth, lightly wooded dry red wine. Vinification: Wood staves for 6 months. Minimal intervention in the natural process of vinification, allowing the cultivar to express its individual characteristics and the soil of its origin.<br/><br/>Color Intensity: Ruby Red<br/><br/>Bottle Type: Green Claret<br/><br/>Alcohol Percentage: 14 %<br/><br/>PH: 3.7<br/><br/>Aging Time: 6 months<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l<br/><br/>Total Acidity: 5.5 g/l

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