Braai Pinotage 2020

Tasting Notes

Winery: Braai
Varietal: Pinotage
SKU: BRAPIN2020 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Braai Pinotage 2020



89 pts Wine Enthusiast March 2022

Sweet oak spice and mocha drizzle lead the decadent nose of this wine, with rich plum and cherry sauce as well as berry preserves at the core of the nose and mouth. It’s slightly smooth in feel, with a plush impression and spicy, velvety tannins that continue from the palate to the finish.

3 ½ Stars 2022 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Juicy banana & heady clove, uncluttered by new oak, make 20 (85 pts) the perfect foil for succulent sausage done over the coals.

Winemaker Notes

The spirit of braai is captured in this Pinotage, South Africa’s only native grape that is a hybrid between Pinot Noir and Cinsault, a perfect pairing for meat cooked over a flame. One of our winemakers expressed that to him, Pinotage has often tasted neither like Pinot Noir or Cinsault, its parent grapes. In Braai Pinotage the mission is to create a wine that has intensity but with more delicate aromatics and body than most other bottlings out there. Soils consist of decomposed granite situated approximately 656 feet above sea level, benefiting from the cool winds blowing in from the ocean. Vines are a combination of young and old—the younger vines deliver grapes that carry ripe dark fruit characteristics while the older vines provide grapes with dark fruit and spicy aromas. Grapes are harvested by hand in the cool early morning hours.
The wine is aged in a combination of 225 liter and 300 liter French oak barrels for 13 months. It was racked off the fine lees, blended and bottled.

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