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Intense ruby red in colour. Black cherries and plum aromas with hints of cinnamon and oak spice. Full bodied palate followed by dark fruit flavours, well integrated oak with firm, robust tannin structure make this wine a good partner for food. Will benefit from a further time in bottle with recommended aging for 5 years.
Perfectly at home in Paarl, our Pinotage is harvested from both older dryland bush vines and from trellised vineyards on the Fairview farm in Paarl. The soils are mainly decomposed granite.
The grapes were picked over a number of days to ensure perfect maturity of each block. Bunches were destalked and lightly crushed before fermentation in stainless steel tanks and open top foudres. After malolactic fermentation was completed, the wine spent 15 months in 15% new French and American oak barrels, before blending and bottling.
|Wine of Origin||
Bright ruby red colour
Black cherries and plum aromas with hints of cinnamon and oak spice.
Full bodied palate followed by dark fruit flavours, well integrated oak with firm, robust tannin structure.
|Food Pairing Ideas||
Enjoy with beef fillet or spicy Cape Malay curries.