Morrisons The Best South African Pinotage 75cl

£6.75

£6.75 per 75cl

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Lovers of big red wines will adore this Pinotage. The grape comes from a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault. It delivers a deep red wine full of forest fruit and plum lushness with a chocolatey finish that's great with red meats and sausages. 


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Pinotage is South Africa's flavourful answer to Pinot Noir but it was very nearly the wine that never was. In 1925 Professor Perold at Stellenbosch University crossed the robust Cinsault grape with Pinot Noir, a difficult grape to grow. He planted the seeds, then got a new job, left and promptly forgot about them. The garden became overgrown and the fledgling vines seemed lost forever. Fate stepped in in the form of a young professor who rescued the vines just as a team of gardeners arrived with shears. The first wine was produced in 1941 and what a beauty this style has turned out to be. A complex wine with a fantastic history, it really is one not to be missed.

Wine of Swartland, South Africa, Blended by our winemakers, Vegan
Country of Origin
South Africa

Typical ValuesPer 100ml:Per 125ml Glass:
Energy 331kJ/80kcal414kJ/100kcal
Bottle contains 6 glasses
Dietary Information
Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites
ABV (%)
14
Units
10.5
Grape Variety
Pinotage
Tasting Notes
Packed with ripe blackberry and plum flavours and a hint of spice
History
Nestled in the picturesque Riebeek Valley, tucked up against the slopes of the majestic Kasteelberg, lies Riebeek Cellars.
Regional Information
This medium-sized winery on the western coast of the Cape Province of South Africa sources its grapes from the fertile Riebeek Valley and the slopes of the mountain where the climate is very similar to the Mediterranean.
Current Vintage
2016
Vinification Details
Grapes are crushed and destemmed before fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at between 22 and 28 degrees Celsius with regular pumpovers. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation with French oak staves and is then aged with those staves for 6 months afterwards. The characteristic black fruit and spiciness of the Pinotage is enhanced by the crisp, lively Merlot flavours with the soft brioche notes from the French oak subtly underpinning the whole blend.
Producer
Riebeek Cellars
Agent
Off Piste Wines
Winemaker
Alecia Boshoff
Taste Category
4

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05 June 2018 by 
Brilliant example of a Pinotage done well

Pinotage can really divide opinions and we found this one to be fab! Dead juicy and lush with some good spice and tannin on the finish

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29 November 2016 by 
Poor S/A frican plonk

My 2015 bottle was awful. No redeeming qualities

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06 March 2016 by 
Attention! 2015 vintage is really poor!

We absolutely loved this wine last year and were shocked to discover that the bottle we bought today was horrendous! I mean really really bad. We took it to a dinner with friends and said how great it was and made complete fools of ourselves.... When we got home we discovered we had a 2014 bottle in the wine rack and we had just bought a 2015 one today. BEWARE, THEY ARE NOT THE SAME! DO NOT BUY THE 2015 BOTTLES! Morrisons, what have you done?

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17 February 2016 by 
A Throughly Recommended Wine

This wine was awarded the "Decanter wine awards gold! award in 2015" A beautiful wine beating off competition costing several hundred pounds more, thoroughly recommended!

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22 January 2016 by 
delicious

Really enjoyed this wine, added more to next week's shop!

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