Kaapzicht Pinotage, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2016
100% Pinotage with 18 months in oak (33% new). Winemaker Danie Steytler.
This full bodied dry red wine has a nose full of wild fruits and prunes with notes of toasted cedar, vanilla and gun smoke. The palate starts out racy, with a red-fruited bright core and firm tannins, developing further complexity of sour cherry, cola, green olives and smoke. A distinctive expression of the variety.
Kaapzicht's Pinotage comes from 19-year-old bush vines planted in weathered granite soil. The vineyards are all dry land, unirrigated.
“If you want to experience the magic of a Steytler Pinotage at a very approachable price, try this...” Tim Atkin MW 90 pts
This Pinotage is accessible now as a treat with cured meats, but will also age comfortably for the next 5 years.