Attractive crimson depth with a purple hue on the rim. Generous ripe strawberry and raspberry fruit on the nose brushed with dark chocolate and caramel hints. Plush and juicy on entry with an ample mouthful of juicy fruit well supported by soft, ripe tannins and discreet oak spice finishing with soft sleek cherry and berry flavours.
Soft and fruity allows immediate easy social enjoyment on its own or with smoked spicy sausages, meaty pasta dishes, lamb chops, or cottage pie. Drinking at its best within 3 years of vintage.
VARIETY : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
WINEMAKER : Jaco Potgieter
WINE OF ORIGIN : Western Cape
ANALYSIS : alc : 14.0 % vol rs : 3.8 g/l pH : 3.5 ta : 5.8 g/l
type : Red style : Dry body : Medium taste : Fruity wooded
pack : Bottle size : 750ml closure : Screwcap
ageing : Drinking at its best within 3 years of vintage.
Smooth & juicy redolent red and black berries from the Cape’s unique varietal
in the vineyard : Last year’s crop was very small because of the drought. This year, after a good winter rain, one of the biggest challenges we have seen is the unevenness in the ripening of the berries. The whites wines are showing excellent ripeness and acidity. ‘We’ll have brilliant fruit, richness and mouthfeel complemented by the freshness.”Meanwhile, for the red wine like Merlot, there’s an unprecedented tannin ripeness that is going to provide beautiful tannins structure and no harshness.
Wine of Origin Western Cape (Wellington, Swartland)
in the cellar : After fermentation on the skins and pressing, the young wine was allowed to complete malolactic fermentation on oak staves, then left for a further 3 months of wood maturation. Final blending and bottling takes place at our cellars in Wellington.