Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage Size: 75cl
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PRODUCER: Diemersfontein has belonged to the Sonnenberg family for 3 generations, dating back to the early 1940s. David’s grandfather, Max, bought the 183 hectare farm, which lies in the shadow of the majestic Hawekwa Mountains and boasts a panoramic view of both Du Toit’s Kloof and Bains’ Kloof mountain ranges.
WINEMAKING: Harvested early in the morning. Bunches and berries were very small, which we believe ensured the high extract of the wine. The berries were crushed into stainless steel tanks and inoculated with yeast. Pump overs were done every 3 hours for 30 minutes to extract the colour and flavors. At 2°B the wine was racked, and the skins pressed. The wine was inoculated with malolactic bacteria and took place in old barrels. After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked from the lees. The wine spends a further 16 months in a combination of new French – and American oak barrels.
TASTING NOTE: A rich mixture of blackcurrant and morello cherries balanced by vanilla and savoury leather aromas not only on the nose but on the palate, resulting in a full and lingering finish. Enjoy with fine beef, lamb or game and gentle Malay-style curries.