Cape Winemakers Guild

Rijk’s CWG Pinotage 2017

100% Pinotage

Grapes from a 12-year-old bush vine vineyard were picked by hand in the cool of the night to capture the true flavours of this unique variety. A 48-hour cold maceration period preceded alcoholic fermentation. Pigeage took place three times per day to extract tannin and colour. Skins were gently pressed at 4°Balling. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. Matured for 22 months in a new and a 2nd fill French oak barrel.

Tasting Notes: Attractive bramble berry aromas, supported by a presence of quality oak spice, along with whiffs of perfume on the nose. These aromas carry through onto a rich and flavour-filled, full-bodied palate.

Ready for drinking from 2022.

Winemaker: Pierre Wahl

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 8 000.00
  • Lowest: R 5 000.00
  • Average: R 5 640.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 66
  • Cases Auctioned 50


  • Alc: 14.47 vol%
  • RS: 2.22 g/l
  • TA: 5.82 g/l
  • pH: 3.51

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