2014 Eikeboom Pinotage Western Cape

Producer: Eikeboom Winery
Country/Region: South Africa - Western Cape - Swartland

The Eikeboom Pinotage tastes like a cross of Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. It has some finesse and some power all together. It is juicy, fruity, new world Rhône style fruit bomb with a touch of oak, vanilla and coffee flavors. There is a good minerality as well, giving some lead pencil notes, quite delicious.

2014 Eikeboom Pinotage Western Cape
Vintage: 2014
Grape Varietals: 100% Pinotage
ABV: 14%
Aging: The wine is aged in 50% new barrels and 50% 1 year old barrels.
Serving Temp: 60-65°F
Closure: Stelvin(Screwcap)
Production: 333 cases

Wine Making Notes:

Pinotage is the result of the cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault varieties. Pinotage was created by in South Africa in 1925 by Stellenbock University professor A.I. Perold, during experiments to develop new varieties. The wine is aged in 50% new barrels and 50% 1 year old barrels.

The grapes for this wine comes from a 4 hectare-parcel (10 acres) devided in 2 different plots.
The first plot was planted in 2000 and the second plot was planted in 2011. The wine is a blend of the wines coming from both plots.
It is all trellised trained.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
SA0EE260008PTM 750ml 12 Glass 7 84585 01301 2 1 07 84585 01301 9 $13.99