- Single Farm.
- Carbon Neutral Certified.
- Sustainability & Integrity Certified.
Pinotage is the classic South African red grape varietal. A crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, both renowned Old World rosé varietals, which are brought together in the New World to create a modern and refreshing expression of rosé.
The Vineyard and the Wine
The grapes for this select wine originate from a single farm that is certified both for Sustainability and Integrity and made in a Carbon Neutral certified cellar. The vineyards are planted in Oakleaf & Tukulu soils, also called ancient soils, and the weathered pieces of granite are visible as you walk in the vineyard. These soils allow the wines to ripen fully with flavorful grapes. The vineyards are trellised in the Lyre system with a double set of arms that makes the vineyard look like it is worshiping the sun and the grapes are exposed to sun and wind - creating healthy fruit with a tropical flavor spectrum. Lyre trellising also has more vines per acre, less movement of vehicles & people and reduced carbon footprint.
On the day of harvest, grapes are cold soaked to lock-in flavor, crushed and then fermented. At bottling, the wine is naturally filtered with diatomatious earth & sterile candles.
Technical details: Alc - 12.5 %vol ; pH - 3.54; RS - 5g/l; TA - 5.3 g/l
Red fruit flavors of cherry and strawberry give way to minty freshness gleaned from earlier picked fruit. Lightly tinted from red grape skins, this salmon hued wine is fruity and juicy on the palate. Low in tannins, it displays delightful notes of melon, ripe tropical fruit and strawberry.
Pair with seafood dishes and salads or enjoy with light lunches. The perfect partner to Mediterranean platters of olives, cheese, charcuterie and French bread.
For information on previous vintages, please follow the link "About the Wines" at the top of the page.