Our national grape, Pinotage arose from Prof. Perold’s crossing of Cinsaut (also known as Hermitage) and Pinot Noir. We’ve opted to create a lighter style Pinotage, achieving assertive freshness and subtle oak. Lively, flavoursome and very South African. A perfect gift for a foreign friend.
The grapes were picked over a number of days to ensure the perfect maturity of each block. The bunches were destalked and lightly crushed before fermentation in stainless steel tanks and open-top foudres. After malolactic fermentation was completed, the wine spent ten months in 15% new French and American oak barrels, before blending and bottling.
|Wine of Origin||
Bright ruby red colour
Blueberries, violets and plum aromas with hints of dark chocolate.
Full bodied palate followed by plums, dark fruit flavours, subtle oak with elegant tannin structure on the finish.
|Food Pairing Ideas||
Enjoy with beef fillet or spicy Cape Malay curries.