Spioenkop Pinotage, Elgin 2016
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Body / Style||Big & Bold, Rich & Savoury|
|Grape Blend||100% Pinotage|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Special Features||Biodynamic, Vegan|
|Extra Info||Earthy, ripe, rich|
|Food Pairing Guide||Grilled lamb & beef, spicy meatballs.|
Spioenkop Pinotage goes to show that this is a grape variety that is not to be sneered at, and is capable of producing excellent wines of real character. Rich, ripe, and earthy. On the nose you are stuck by a luscious blend of ripe black fruits, cassis and cinnamon spice. It has a backbone of crunchy acidity, but rich tannins and juicy black cherries, as well as layers of warming spice, coffee and chocolate notes. It's well structured with great length. This wine is unfiltered and unfined, spending around a year in French oak barrels. Try if you're a fan of Pinot Noir and are looking for something a bit left of field.
The Elgin Valley is one of South Africa’s buzz wine-growing regions. Traditionally a hot spot for apple farmers, it’s fast becoming the destination for premium Cape wines, thanks in no small part to its unique terroir where altitude and Atlantic influence offer vines a cooler, longer growing season.
Elgin's first Pinotage from the mad hands of Koen and Hannelore Roose, a crazy Belgian couple following their dream of living closer to nature and making great wines which express their terroir. All vines are hand-harvested as the steep rocky slopes are treacherous for tractor, and the farm boasts seven different soil structures and each varietal is planted on the appropriate type to make the vines work hard and dig deep. Koen and Lore are hell-bent on creating elegant wines that are sexy and pure but at the same time unique and even a little wild. These are amazing wines totally driven by expression and quality.