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Welgegund Pinotage 2009

Велгегунд Пинотаж 2009

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Producer:
Welgegund (Велгегунд)
Country:
South Africa (Южна Африка) 
Vintage:
2009
Variety:
Pinotage (Пинотаж)
€ 21.47  
Added by rms
25 Feb 2011

Winemaker's notes:
The renaissance of this historic Wellington farm owned by the Camerer family includes a modernisatino of the style of Pinotage produced here over the past decade. Distinctive and individual the vineyard influence shows through intriguing dried herb and Buchu nuances in the wines lush and concentrated blueberry perfume and flavours. A variety of oak barrels were used and while the tannins are well integrated giving immediate smooth drinkability the wine has good ageing potential. A wine with personality. Suggested food pairings are Linguine and pork picatta with rocket pesto sauce Tossed linguine with young broccoli roasted cashew nuts pork fillet picatta and freshly made rocket pesto sauce. Veal fillet Escalopes Served with a forest mushroom and peccorino cheese risotto and a pinotage and sage butter sauce.

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How to drink it
Food: Carpaccio (Beef), Chicken, Chicken Smoked, Duck, Ham, Hamburger, Lamb (Grilled, Broiled), Pasta with Vegetables, Pheasant, Pizza, Quail, Rabbit, Steak (Grilled, Broiled), Swordfish, Thai, Tuna, Venison
Cheese: -
Temperature: 12 °C
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Let's say a grape variety normally takes 120 days to ripen. In an especially hot year, it may ripen after only 110 days; in a cooler year, after 130 days. Viticulturists generally do want a long growing seasons. Long ripening allows components in the grape other that sugar - tannins, for example - ...
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