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Rijk's Touch of Oak Pinotage 2019

Touched by oak from start to finish
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Primary Notes: Plum, Blackberries, Black Cherry Fig Mint

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes: Smoke/Ash

Body: Full

Dryness: Dry

Acidity:

Tannin: Medium +

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Origin: Tulbagh valley, South Africa

Maker: Rijk's

Grape: Pinotage

Fermentation: Slight Wood

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Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Mookata, Kbbq, Teriyaki torched beef cubes

Western Food Pairing: Pair with grilled meats, cajun pork,

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Rijk's Touch of Oak Pinotage 2019

Deep red colour. Intense nose of cranberry and mulberry, with underlying cherry aromas and vanilla spice. There's a gentle presence of oak on the nose and smooth palate. The lively and fruit-forward complex palate is supported by layers of smooth tannins. Refined flavour characteristics is rounded off by a lingering presence of oak in the persistent finish.

100% pinotage. The grapes were harvest by hand at night, from a vineyard with low-yielding vines. Cold maceration for 2 days prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. Extraction during fermentation took place by pumping the juice over the skins 3 times per day. Skins were gently pressed before fermented dry. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. Matured for 18 months in 25% 2nd fill, 50% 3rd fill and 25% 4th fill French oak barrels.

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