Fairview Pinotage 2003

Pinotage from South Africa

Item No. 81635
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Pinotage is mostly harvested from bush vines, some of which are over 25 years old. This is supplemented by a small amount of fruit from a younger trellised vineyard at Fairview. The vineyards are at three sites, Malmesbury and Agter Paarl with their dry farmed vineyards on deep red soils and the Paarl fruit grown on sandy soils.

Vibrant purple red color with ripe, soft tannins and opulent fruit on the palate.

Fairview Pinotage is made in a food friendly style. The wine is ideal for South African food, particularly braaied beef or boerwors. There are sufficient flavours in the wine for it to be a good partner with spicy, rich Cape dishes such as breedies. The wine is super with either Fairview Brie or Camembert, and preserved figs.

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The home of Fairview wines is a 300 ha farm on the southwest-facing slopes of Paarl Mountain, a granite rock outcrop in the heart of the Paarl wine district, viticulturally among the most historic and influential areas of the Cape winelands. Winemaking on the farm can be traced back to 1699, not quite a half-century after the first European settlers arrived in southern Africa. But...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Pinotage

Pinotage(Pee-noh-TAHJ) South Africa Creation Pinotage is all South Africa. A crossing between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut in the early 1900's created this national variety and the South Africans have worked for decades to tame the grape. Luckily, winemakers discovered how to turn this variety into high-quality wine and their results are delicious. ...

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