The 2017 vintage was a challenging one that led to a smaller, but very promising
harvest for the Stellenbosch region. The Cape’s drought conditions, and dry
warm weather produced grapes with small berries with great fruit intensity and
big concentration. The cooler nights and warmer days during the ripening
period resulted in grapes with excellent colour and fruit formation. The Pinotage
2017 did not disappoint, and we were delighted with the quality and intense fruit
spectrum from the various blocks.
This fruit forward Pinotage displays a dark crimson colour. Primary fruit such as
red cherry, plum and raspberry form the foundation for this South African
variety. A shy sweetness compliments the fruit. Tannins are well integrated with
a finishing touch of subtle oak nuances.