Dark purple deepening to the centre with pure Pinotage flavours bursting from the glass; layers of ripe mulberry, strawberry and plum pudding lifted by juicy balancing acidity; toasty oak vanillin and spice adds interest without overwhelming the unique grape character; deftly crafted with firm structure and balance to mature for 5 - 6 years; enjoy with air dried beef biltong or ostrich steak for the perfect South African taste.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master
Drink now and enjoy the vibrant youthfulness. You will be well rewarded with increased complexity and integration by cellaring for 3 - 5 years.
87% Pinotage, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon
A definite food wine. Match with ostrich steak covered in a dark chocolate / chilli sauce.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in weathered granite soil. Yield of 6 - 7 tons per hectare.
About The Harvest
Grapes were picked at full ripeness (25.8° Balling).
In The Cellar
Grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over 3 - 4 times a day. After a light pressing the Pinotage underwent malolactic fermentation before going into 50% new French oak barrels for 24 months.