Kaapzicht Rooiland Pinotage 2020 750ml
The red gravel soil in the hallmark Pinotage blocks named this vineyard — Rooiland (red land). The Pinotage South Africa’s very own grape, it was first planted down to the road from Kaapzicht. As no other wine better shows where it came from, they craft the wine according to its classic style: intense, plush, and opulent.
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 until bottling.
Tasting Notes: This modern, yet classic style of Pinotage is the 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.
ABV: 14.51% / Variety: 100% Pinotage / Country: South Africa