This is clean and fruity with hints of black cherry. The tannins are relatively soft making this a friendly and approachable easy-drinking red.
Extensive experience in working with the Pinotage grape, provided False Bay Vineyards with the knowledge to bring out the best in the varietal by relying on low yielding, old, untrellised bush vines. This approach seems to change a grape that is more beast than beauty into something extraordinary. We know that Pinotage will never be a sleek, suave international showstopper, but it is a proudly South African varietal that allures with an authentic, earthy flavour like no other grape. Stunted plantings, reminiscent of twisted bonsai trees, seriously deliver on greatness - fruit so dense that it needs the tough love of open top fermenters to dispel the volatile esters. Since there is no Old World style to emulate, their journey with Pinotage thus far, has been quite an adventure. The grapes for the False Bay Pinotage stem from 30 year and older, unirrigated bush vines in the warmer Paarl region. The attraction to these vineyards were the very small berries brimming with fruit concentration.
Vegan & Vegetarian