The 2017 vintage was a challenging one that led to a smaller, but very promising harvest for the Stellenbosch region. The Cape’s drought conditions, and dry warm weather produced grapes with small berries with great fruit intensity and big concentration. The cooler nights and warmer days during the ripening period resulted in grapes with excellent colour and fruit formation. The Pinotage 2017 did not disappoint, and we were delighted with the quality and intense fruit spectrum from the various blocks.
This fruit forward Pinotage displays a dark crimson colour. Primary fruit such as red cherry, plum and raspberry form the foundation for this South African variety. A shy sweetness compliments the fruit. Tannins are well integrated with a finishing touch of subtle oak nuances.