Hoopenburg Pinotage 2018
This vivid Pinotage with a bright Persian red colour displays aromas of red cherries and blueberry compote on the nose—an explosion of fruit and perfume. The palate further unveils depth of fruit with layers of ripe raspberry and plum. This wine is concentrated, yet fresh and elegant with delicate tannins.
The origin of this 100% Pinotage stems from a high-lying vineyard overlooking False Bay and the Stellenbosch hills. Early morning harvesting took place at a ripe balling of 25°. Cold maceration in open fermenters of the gently crushed and destemmed berries was allowed for 7 days before fermentation started. Pressing and ageing in French oak barrels followed for 10 months. Finally the wine was racked into a tank. No fining and very coarse filtration was done before bottling.
This medium bodied palatable wine pairs well with a variety of venison (e.g. springbok), carpaccio and rich salads.
- Range: The Hoopenburg Estate range