Vineyard Groot Constantia
Country South Africa
Region Constantia, Western Cape
Type Still Red
Varietals 100% Pinotage
Winemaking Grapes were harvested in at 26º and fermented on the skins till dry with 4 pump overs a day for maximum extraction.
Aging The wine then spent 14 months in 43% new French oak barrels, 23% in second and 31% third and 3% fourth fill barrels
The 2016 Pinotage has a deep, purple red color. Red cherries, strawberries and ripe plums dominate the nose, while careful use of French oak add sweet vanilla and cedar wood flavors to the wine. The ripe red fruit and sweet vanilla follows on the palate, fresh acidity adds elegance while the ripe tannins promise good aging potential.