David Frost Wine

Pinotage

Pinotage

A medium bodied wine with perfumed plums on the nose leading to a smooth palate of blackcurrant and dark chocolate. With a gentle texture and soft tannins, hints of liquorice and spice linger on the finish.

Accolades

  • 86 pts | Wine Enthusiast 

Vineyards

Majority of the grapes are sourced from vineyards on north and south-east facing back slopes of the Tygerberg hills which are typical of the prime viticultural land that characterizes the maritime Durbanville wine ware influenced by the cold Atlantic Ocean just six miles away. Cooled in summer by moisture-laden, seasonal coastal mists and south-eastern breezes, these hills benefit from a typically Mediterranean climate with generous rainfall during frost-free winters and dry, warm summers. Deep and well-drained soils capture and retain water well into the summer, creating just the right balance between moisture and stress for the vine to naturally produce healthy and flavorful fruit.

Winemaking

The wines are handcrafted from start to finish. Grapes are hand picked and bunches and berries undergo a second sorting, also by hand, at the cellar. Red grapes undergo maceration and gentle crushing in stainless steel tanks. Fermented at carefully controlled and varietally optimal temperatures and matured in 225l oak barriques.

Tastingnote

A medium bodied wine with perfumed plums on the nose leading to a smooth palate of blackcurrant and dark chocolate. With a gentle texture and soft tannins, hints of liquorice and spice linger on the finish.

Analysis

14.5% Alcohol by Volume
4.15 Residual Sugar
5.11 Titratable Acidity
3.69 pH Balance