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Lanzerac Bellevue Commemorative Pinotage

Commemorative Pinotage

Vintage: 2019

Appellation:  Stellenbosch (Single Vineyard)

Harvest Date:  13 March 2019

Analysis:

Alcohol – 13,23%
RS – 2.57 g/l
VA – 0.77 g/l
pH – 3.64
TA – 5.48 g/l

Vinification:

Grapes from this single block, planted in 1953 on Bellevue, arrived in bins at the Lanzerac Cellar where the bunches were sorted and destemmed, and then the berries were sorted again before a light crush. Fermentation took place in small, open fermenters with punch downs four times a day.

After fermentation the wine was racked and skins were pressed in small baskets. Maturation took place over 16 months in 225 litre French Oak barrels. Age of the barrels range from 2nd fill to 4th fill.

The privileged minority that recently tasted one of the few remaining bottles of the original 1959 Lanzerac Pinotage, describe the wine with notes of tobacco and tea, together with vibrant blackberry and cherry fruit. Harmonious and expressive with maturity but also freshness. Sixty years later the reincarnation of this wine displays some of the same characteristics as the original. Red and blackberries with hints of tea leaf, combined with an earthiness and finishing with soft silky tannins speak to its ancestors, namely Pinot Noir and Cinsaut.

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To purchase this wine, visit either Lanzerac or Bellevue’s Wine shop.

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