Production / Vinification Methods
When making this wine we set out to combine fruit flavours with soft, dry tannins. The grapes are harvested, crushed, then the juice is fermented on the skins until dry with two aerations per day. After malolactic fermentation the wine is racked and bottled.
Soil / Viticulture practices
Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Varietals: Pinotage 55% Shiraz 45%
In the vineyard: The grapes are sourced from lowyielding, vines with the focus on quality fruit and maximum flavour potential.
The Swartland area falls within the coastal winter rainfall. Warm summers, moderated by cool Atlantic breezes. Annual rainfall: 400mm
Dawn is a full-bodied deep red wine with peppery, smoky finish. Soft and rich with a long finish without being dry. Aging potential. Enjoy with mature steak, pepper or cheese sauce, oxtail stew or barbecue.
Residual Sugar: 2.3 g/l
Total Acid: 5.8 g/