Stormhoek Pinot Grigio

2020



The Wine

This wine is produced from grapes sourced in the Western Cape which enjoys a mediterranean style climate.. The vineyards are 9-12 years old with hutton and clay soils. The vineyards are planted at 3,000 vines per hectare and are irrigated.



Harvest Overview

The grapes are handpicked in February. Yields are 8-10 tonnes per hectare. 





Winemaker

Helienne van Zyl


Grape Variety

100% Pinotage


Winemaking

Whole bunch pressing to avoid colour extraction from the grape skins. Controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks at low temperature to preserve the delicate fruit aromas.  


Ageing

2 months lees contact.


Tasting Note

This wine has a fresh, crisp acidity with flavours of lemon zest, green apple and honeysuckle with some white pear undertones. 


Wine Specifications

Alcohol: 12.5% vol
Volatile acidity: 0.5g/L
Total acidity: 6.3g/L Ph3.5
Residual sugar: 3.5g/L
Allergy advice: Contains sulphites

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans