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South Africa, Wellington

Wellington Wines

La Cave Pinotage 2017

La Cave Pinotage 2017 4 ½ Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

4 ½ Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Generous plump berries are laced with spice & lavished with new barrels, 18 months; tropical fruit & plum vie with heady vanilla in riot of 17 (90 pts) flavour, but stern tannins keep the gate of hedonism shut in youth. Allow time to settle, like ambitious but tad more austere 16.
Gold Medal (96 pts) International Wine and Spirits Competition 2019
The very complex and well-composed nose has aromas of ripe plums, ripe dark cherries, vanilla and an iodine-like, mineral hint. There is some savoury suggestion of tobacco and tar in the background.

Winemaker Notes

The grapes came from two single vineyards with a yield of less than 5 tons per hectare. Fruit was picked at optimum maturity and fermented dry on the skins at 26 degrees Celsius in open fermenters with regular punch downs. Full malolactic fermentation was allowed in new French barrels after which the wine was racked to the same barrels and aged and matured for 18 months.
A sweet-fruited nose with hints of plum and vanilla aromas. Ripe red fruit tones on the palate are beautifully balanced with firm yet mature tannins. Full bodied yet supple.

Chemical Analysis




14.5% alcohol by volume




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