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Cape Heights Pinotage, Western Cape 2019

A rich, lush and oh-so-fruity example of this classic Cape variety. Great value and delicious!
Rich & Savoury
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Producer Boutinot
Country South Africa
Region Other
Wine Type Red Wine
Body / Style Rich & Savoury
Grape Blend 100% Pinotage
Bottle Size (ml) 750
% Abv 14
Vintage 2019
Extra Info Spicy, smooth, rich
Food Pairing Guide Marinated lamb, chargrilled aubergine or portobello mushrooms.

Cape Heights Pinotage is a lovely example of this underrated grape variety! Youthful and vibrant, packed with plenty of dark berry fruit and damson, as well as a hint of black pepper and star anise. The palate is supple and rich with smooth tannins. The Cape Heights range offers fantastic value for money and this is no exception!

Fruit is selected from vineyards in the Swartland, grown on rich granite and shale soils. Harvested at optimum ripeness to ensure fruit driven notes and soft tannins, the grapes are crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at 17-22 degrees C. Pump-over takes place twice daily to wet the cap and aerate the fermenting wine and once daily at the end of fermentation not to extract to much tannins. Wine is fermented down to 5 g/litre residual sugar and pressed before being pumped back into stainless steel tanks. This ensures soft tannins and no-over extraction of any harsh tannins. Malo-lactic fermentation follows and the wine is kept on the lees until bottling to ensure great mouth feel.
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