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Pinotage

Spioenkop, Pinotage 2018

R420

6 in stock

Notes

The vision of winemaker Koen Roose was to produce elegant wines that are sexy and pure but at the same time unique, a little wild even. Squeaky clean is not for him. Personality is important and at Spioenkop, whether it’s to do with his atypical vineyard plantings or the combination of Old and New World in his boutique wine cellar, technology and laboratory analyses will only be used to assist the winemaker and never to detract from the importance of human involvement. 'At the end of the day it’s about what you feel and taste in your mouth. Taste intensity is crucial,' stresses Koen.

Tasting notes:
'100% own grapes. 30% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 15 months in barrel, 60% new. Quite a heady mix of black cherry, flowers and earth plus a little oak spice on the nose. Really dense on the palate – impressive fruit purity, fresh acidity and quite firm tannins. Seems a little richer and riper than 2015.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 95/100

The vision of winemaker Koen Roose was to produce elegant wines that are sexy and pure but at the same time unique, a little wild even. Squeaky clean is not for him. Personality is important and at Spioenkop, whether it’s to do with his atypical vineyard plantings or the combination of Old and New World in his boutique wine cellar, technology and laboratory analyses will only be used to assist the winemaker and never to detract from the importance of human involvement. 'At the end of the day it’s about what you feel and taste in your mouth. Taste intensity is crucial,' stresses Koen.

Tasting notes:
'100% own grapes. 30% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 15 months in barrel, 60% new. Quite a heady mix of black cherry, flowers and earth plus a little oak spice on the nose. Really dense on the palate – impressive fruit purity, fresh acidity and quite firm tannins. Seems a little richer and riper than 2015.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 95/100

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CE 95

Country

ZA

Region

Elgin

Style

Red

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