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Riebeek Pinotage
Riebeek Cellars
South Africa - Western Cape - Coastal Region - Swartland

The color is an attractive bright, ruby red with a purple rim, typical of a young Pinotage. The flavors of this unique South African cultivar are complex and exciting with ripe plum and fruitcake all beautifully integrated and then finished with subtle oak for a lingering aftertaste.

Specifications
Appellation
Coastal Region - Swartland
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Pinotage
Vinification
Cold soaked overnight. Inoculated with selected yeast. Fermentation temperature reached 28 degree Celsius and thereafter fermented at 22 degree Celsius. Fermented on skins until enough flavour and colour were extracted for complexity and integration. Wine was matured with 80% French oak staves and 20% American oak staves which is blended with unoaked wine to enhance fresh fruity flavours.
Pairings

Lovely with rare beef, barbequed lamb and casseroles. This versatile lighter style of Pinotage is also a lovely combination with spicy chicken.

Reviews and News

2018 Riebeek Pinotage - 90 PTS - Silver Medal - Decanter WWA

2018 Riebeek Pinotage - 90 PTS - Silver Medal - Decanter WWA

decanter silver 2020"Attractive nose of blue and black berry spice, black cherry and a vanilla pod. Round and supple texture finishing fresh."
- Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, 90 pts - SILVER MEDAL

 

 

 

2016 Riebeek Pinotage - 90 PTS - Silver Medal - Decanter WWA

2016 Riebeek Pinotage - 90 PTS - Silver Medal - Decanter WWA

 

decanter silver 2017 th2017 Decanter WWA

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2011 Riebeek Pinotage - 87 PTS - WA

2011 Riebeek Pinotage - 87 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate"The 2011 Riebeek Pinotage could be chilled like Beaujolais, as this is a lighter-styled wine, with hints of Christmas fruitcake, plum sauce and cherries all present in a very attractive, spicy style. It is round and well-made, and for someone who usually dislikes these wines intensely, this is quite drinkable and seductive. It should be consumed over the next year."

Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 87 pts

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Producer Information: Riebeek Cellars

Riebeek Cellars is located in the picturesque Riebeek Valley, in the heart of the Swartland wine region of South Africa. Established in 1941 by a group of nine local farmers, ...
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