Pinotage is a true South African grape variety, Our signature grape smilar to the Blue Crane being our national bird. Indwe Pinotage grapes are meticulously sourced from our grape producers along the Coastal region of the Western Cape ensuring complexity, depth and purity of fruit. The wine is layered with sweet cherry notes, and subtle hints of mocha and vanilla flavors. Seamless tannins make the wine enjoyable now or over the next 2 years.
|Vintage:||2017||Grape Varietals:||100% Pinotage||ABV:||13%|
|Aging:||Aged on the fine lees for a few months.|
Average age of the vines is 15-20 years.
Clone: PI48 and PI50
Trellis system: Goblet and trellised.
vine density: 3000 plants per hectares
Soil: Scale and granite
Harvest: predominantly manual from January 27th until March 7th 2013.
Yield: 8 tons per hectares.
Fermentation: Stainless steel at 26°C for approximately 5 days with frequent pump-overs during first stages of fermentation. Racked and pressed at 5°B. Overnight settling, racked onto oak chips and French staves, and inoculated with MLF bacteria. Racked after MLF & sulphured.
Smoke duck, mediterranean ingredients like peppers and aubergines, Pizza with meaty topping, Indian Curry or spicy barbecue sauces and chilli con carne. (Pinotage goes well with chilli and smoke, similar to Zinfandel). Chacuterie: pates and hard cheeses. Classic South African Braai (barbeque): marinated lamb or cajun-spiced blackened fish.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|SA0EE263011PTS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 01601 3||1 07 84585 01601 0||$11.99|
"A disclaimer: I have never cared much for Pinotage, the indigenous South African grape variety, but this 2013 Pinotage from Indwe, named after the country's national bird, the blue crane, comes across like a light Pinot Noir. Subtle notes of cherries, spice and forest floor are followed by a round, light to medium-bodied, pure, seductive, well-crafted wine that should drink well for a year or so. - Robert Parker"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 87 pts