Made in an elegant modern style, this Pinotage shows vibrant notes of cherry and raspberry, with a hint of cedar and vanilla from the oak ageing. The palate has rich red fruit and the savouriness typical of the variety. A small (9%) bit of old-vine Cinsault has been blended in to enhance the aromas and add freshness to the palate.
3% dry-farmed Syrah gives complexity and an elegant, fine tannin and 3% Touriga Nacional adds evocative, perfumed notes. The grapes for this wine were selected from 2 of our partners’ finest vineyards. The Eenzaamheid (Solitude) farm provided roughly 65% of the blend. This is a 22-year-old bushvine, dry-farmed vineyard. It is a windy site that ripens late and tends to give fruit with thick skins, good colour and a soft, rich, classic style.
The Hoogstede (High Place) farm provided 35% of the blend. This is a cool site with decomposed granite soils and tends to be early ripening, making wine with more structure and freshness. This wine can be enjoyed with traditional South African dishes such as roasted Karoo lamb or Springbok pie or even served slightly chilled with Cape Malay curried fish.
Made in Paarl, South Africa.