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
Cranberries, violets and plum aromas with a hints of vanilla
Elegant flavours of fresh red fruit and clove spice with a firm tannin finish
|Food Pairing Ideas||
Enjoy with beef fillet or spicy Cape Malay curries.