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Lemberg

... an impressive, modern Pinotage with violet, dark cherry and bramble flavours, sinewy tannins and subtle wooding.

Tim Atkin MW

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Spencer will challenge your preconceptions of Pinotage, in a style far removed from all stereotypes.

Described as 'a Pinotage for Pinot Noir lovers' by Tim Atkin, this is an exciting 100% Pinotage cuvée which is elegant and accessible with genuine charm. Ripe dark berries and plums are backed by spicy oak with a hint of dark chocolate. A firm and balanced structure leads to a full-bodied and concentrated palate with a lingering finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

15.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.3 g/L

pH

3.61

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Niel Russouw

VARIETY

Pinotage

HARVEST DATE

February 2014

TIME IN OAK

18 months

SULPHUR

Total: 39 Free: 11

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vinification details

Picked in the early mornings to maintain the night temperature, the grapes were pre-chilled to 4°C before being de-stemmed and hand sorted. The grapes underwent a 48 hours’ cold maceration period before fermentation to allow for soft tannin and colour extraction. Aged in first- and second-fill 225L and 300L French oak barrels for 18 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 92 pts

 

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If only all Pinotages were as drinkable as this one.

Tim Atkin MW

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Spencer will challenge your preconceptions of Pinotage, in a style far removed from all stereotypes.

Described as 'a Pinotage for Pinot Noir lovers' by Tim Atkin, this is an exciting 100% Pinotage cuvée which is elegant and accessible with genuine charm. Dark berry and cherry notes on both the nose and palate are underlined by a mineral core that offers structure and interest.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.6 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.7 g/L

pH

3.57

ACIDITY

5.4 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Niel Russouw

VARIETY

Pinotage

HARVEST DATE

February 2013

TIME IN OAK

12 months

SULPHUR

Total: 41 Free: 15

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Tulbagh

Vinification details

Picked in the early mornings to maintain the night temperature, the grapes were pre-chilled to 4°C before being de-stemmed and hand sorted. They then underwent a 48 hour cold maceration period before fermentation to allow for soft tannin and colour extraction. Aged in first- and second-fill 225L and 300L French oak barrels for 12 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 91 pts
Platter: 4.5*

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