Known for championing this proudly indigenous grape, Fairview tells the story of Pinotage by proving the great heights that the variety can reach through Primo. Our accolade-winning Primo is brimming with ripe, dark fruits on the nose, elegant tannins and a lengthy, cigar box finish.
Soil: Duplex Glenrosa soils
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The grapes were hand harvested at 25.5° brix. The bunches were hand-picked, destalked and hand-sorted to remove raisins and green stems. Fermentation took place in open-top French oak fermenters (foudre) with manual punch down (pigeage) done twice a day. Once alcoholic fermentation was completed, the wine was basket pressed and transferred to French and American oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, with 40% of the barrels being new oak. Once malolactic fermentation was completed, the wine was racked off and returned to a combination of 80% French oak barrels and 20% American oak barrels for further maturation. In total, the wine spent 18 months in oak barrels.
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Deep red colour in the glass
Complex aromas of black fruit, raspberry, cloves and vanilla
The palate is fresh with red fruit flavours and elegant tannins on the finish.
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