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South Africa, Stellenbosch

Lievland

Lievland Pinotage 2017

Lievland Pinotage 2017 vibrant red fruit flavors of cherry & raspberry lead the way...

Tasting Notes

December 2018
Even though Lievland is located in Stellenbosch, you will notice that the 2017 Lievland Pinotage wine carries the Paarl appellation on the label, as grapes were sourced from several bush vine vineyards in the Paarl and not from estate fruit. This is made in a modern style, fruit forward and vibrant on the nose with notes of cherry, raspberry with shades of vanilla to the wine’s aromatics. The red fruit carries over into the palate which has engaging richness and nice mid palate suppleness with a savory note on the back end that adds some extra nuance to the red fruit flavors. Medium to medium fuller bodied, this is very elegant, with good fruit purity and freshness with finer grained tannins allowing you to enjoy now, but has enough structure to show well over the next 2-3 years.

Food Accompaniments

Lamb,venison, game


Winemaker Notes

Made in an elegant modern style, this Pinotage shows vibrant notes of cherry and raspberry, with a hint of cedar and vanilla from the oak ageing. The palate has rich red fruit and the savouriness typical of the variety. A small (9%) bit of old-vine Cinsault has been blended in to enhance the aromas and add freshness to the palate. 3% dry-farmed Syrah gives complexity and an elegant, fine tannin and 3% Touriga Nacional adds evocative, perfumed notes. The grapes for this wine were selected from 2 of our partners’ finest vineyards. The Eenzaamheid (Solitude) farm provided roughly 65% of the blend. This is a 22-year-old bushvine, dry-farmed vineyard. It is a windy site that ripens late and tends to give fruit with thick skins, good colour and a soft, rich, classic style. The Hoogstede (High Place) farm provided 35% of the blend. This is a cool site with decomposed granite soils and tends to be early ripening, making wine with more structure and freshness.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

13.5% alcohol by volume

$17.99

14690

Pinotage


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