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South Africa, Franschhoek

Chamonix

Chamonix 'Greywacke' Pinotage 2013

Chamonix 'Greywacke' Pinotage 2013 unique


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

93 pts Tim Atkin MW 2015
This is the only Pinotage in South Africa (and the world for that matter) that uses the Veneto’s ripasso technique, as well as carbonic maceration. Made “with the culture of Pinot Noir”, it’s an unusual combination of something Italian with something Burgundian. Red fruits, marked acidity, fine, gravelly tannins and a savoury finish. Drink: 2015-20.
4 ½ Stars Platters South African Wine Guide 2016
Despite no customary dash of pinot noir, 13 is the usual complex mix of early & late picked grapes (including desiccated portion) & bunch ferment/carbonic maceration. Sensitive oaking (25% new) gives free rein to the fruit, aids tannin integration, extends savoury finish.



Winemaker Notes

The Greywacke Pinotage has a deep garnet red colour with tinges of dark violet when young. The bouquet is complex with scents recalling wild berries, spice and cherries. On the palate the wine shows full body and rich dark chocolate extract with fruit flavours balanced elegantly by tannins in a long finish that reveals a sweetness reminiscent of liquorice.


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Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

14.5% alcohol by volume

$28.99

12212

Pinotage


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