Stellenbosch Vineyards, Bushvine Pinotage 2020

Stellenbosch Vineyards are a leading producer and exporter, based in Stellenbosch; they have received a huge amount of international and domestic acclaim for their range of wines.

They operate as a negociant, sourcing their grapes from only the best locations across the Western Cape.

The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Helderberg region in Stellenbosch. The fruit is handpicked, from selected vineyards. After whole-bunch crushing and fermentation, the wine is aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, imparting a soft, spiciness.

This is a modern style of Pinotage. Rich and aromatic on the nose, with juicy black and red fruit on the palate, and a spicy cinnamon undertone.

£13.30

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Stellenbosch

Pinotage

LightFull Bodied

Description

Background
Stellenbosch Vineyards is one of the largest wine producers and exporters in South Africa. With the privilege of producing wine in South Africa’s prestigious grape growing region of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch Vineyard’s range of wines bares testament to the quality of the area. All grapes for this range are sourced from some of the best vineyard blocks in Stellenbosch, and the good relationships with the grape growers ensure its continued standards. The wine is produced on Welmoed, one of the oldest proclaimed farms in the Stellenbosch region.

The vineyards
Fruit sourced from the Helderberg region within Stellenbosch. Handpicked and only the best fruit selected in the vineyards. Barrel aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.

The winemaking
Whole bunch crushed followed by fermentation in open fermenter with natural yeast. The final wine was selected from a final selection of barrels to ensure the complexity and balance of the final wine.

Winemaker’s comments
This is a modern styled Pinotage that shows elegance and finesse. Rich, aromatic nose, complimented by lush, juicy fruit. A velvety palate with prominent notes of black and red berries, featuring spicy undertones of cinnamon. Dense fruit and integrated presence of wood and balance makes this truly an experience to enjoy.

Maturation potential: The wine is ready to drink now but will mature further for seven years.

Food pairing
This wine will pair well with most red meats or poultry and is an ideal match for spicy curries. Serve at a cool room temperature.

Additional information

Alcohol vol

14.5%

Grape

Pinotage

Origin

Stellenbosch

Vintage

2020

Wine Farm

Try it with venison, roasted with juniper and thyme.

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