A mocha explosion with dark chocolate, rich black fruit, almonds and black cherries on the nose. All these elements follow through adding complexity and depth on the palate. Light to medium body with firm, well integrated tannins. Lovely fruit and wood balance, this wine is made to enjoy young. Pinotage from premium vineyards harvested mid – February 2020. Only superior quality free run wine was used. 24 hour cold soaking with the addition of yeast thereafter. Colour and aroma extraction was done applying three pump-overs per day. Fermentation lasted six days. The wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation done in combination with dark toasted French oak.
Food Pairing: lamb kebabs, grilled meats, steak, grilled aubergine salad.
The valley in which Doolhof lies is blessed with unique terroirs. The Estate lies between Bain’s Kloof and the Groenberg Mountain Range. The result is soils that are finer, more balanced and deeper than in the surrounding countryside with clay content evenly distributed. A combination of Malmesbury shale, homogenic Glenrosa and Clovelly soils ensure that the roots are able to descend to four metres or beyond.