The red gravel soil in our hallmark Pinotage blocks gives these vineyards their name — Rooiland (red land). Not only is Pinotage South Africa’s very own grape, it was first planted down the road from Kaapzicht. As no other wine better shows where we came from or who we are, we craft the wine according to its classic style: intense, plush, and opulent.
This modern, yet classic style of Pinotage is our homage to South Africa’s signature grape variety. Generous notes of blackberry, mulberry and blackcurrant are present on the nose, while rich oak and vanilla spice creates a lasting and textural finish
IN THE VINEYARD
From unirrigated bush vines planted in 1995 and 1997 respectively. These vines yield between 4.2 and 6 tons per hectare and planted in Koffieklip and weathered granite soils
IN THE CELLAR
Grapes are hand-picked from bush vines then crushed and destemmed into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Biodynamic yeast is used to inoculate the fermentation to enhance and preserve terroir characters. After fermentation the wine is gently pressed and transferred to tanks for malo-lactic conversion. After completion the wine is racked to specially selected 300l barrels for ageing between 16 and 18 months. After blending the wine is aged in concrete tanks
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinotage
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