Hoopenburg Pinotage 2019
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.
|Brand Group||The Hoopenburg Estate range|
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