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
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.
|Wine of Origin||
Deep dark red colour in the glass.
Complex aromas of cranberries, cinnamon and spice with dark plums.
A brooding palate that brims with dark plums and berries and complex savoury notes. Bold tannins leading to a fresh finish that shows great ageing potential.
2019: Grand Cru award, 2019: Top 100 & Double Platinum award