Rickety Bridge Pinotage, 2019

£13.50

Red fruit forward with black and blueberry flavours in the background while the reserved use of oak accentuates flavours of red currants and sweet spice. A velvety palate with well-integrated tannins supported by subtle smokiness leading into a lingering juicy finish.

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Michelangelo Awards 2020 – Gold Medal

Rickety Bridge

 

This historic Franschhoek estate was formed out of one of the original farms that was granted to the Huguenots when they settled here, and it was first planted with vines in 1797 when it passed to Paulina De Villiers. The estate nestles against the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, close to the Franschhoek River that the old rickety bridge used to cross. The lower flatlands are covered by sandy soils while the hillsides are made up decomposed granite, ideal for red grapes. In 2000, British businessman Duncan Spence acquired the estate and there has been extensive investment to create a modern cellar, which is currently overseen by Mari Kotze.

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Vineyards identified in the Franschhoek and Breedekloof regions. Well- manicured and settled vines yielding a low 8 tons / ha. Grapes were harvested early February at 24.5 ̊ Balling into small crates with good harvesting conditions throughout.

Fermentation took place in an open fermentation tank at 24 ̊C with two to three punch-downs daily. Malolactic fermentation took place in 100% stainless steel tanks. Total maturation time in barrel was twelve months.

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