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.
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