Pale golden colour. Aromas on the nose are opulent and intense with notes of white peach, toasted brioche ripe grilled pineapples and a hint of white pepper spice. There is an underlying hint of honey blossom and dried apricots. On the palate, ripe yellow and stone fruits with a full mid-palate reflecting the honey suckle and dried apricot. The finish is dry and textured with a hint of toastiness form the 2nd fill barrels used.
A perfect accompaniment to Lobster Bisque, Seafood Paella, Sushi or any mildly spicy dish.
This wine drinks well on release but will reward with cellaring for up to 6 years from harvest.
One can imagine the brief given to Abraham Izak Perold who perfected the crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault in 1924: ‘Professor, we want you to create a uniquely South African grape variety that has all the nobility of Pinot Noir but the high-yielding potential of Cinsault’. Pinotage is what...
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