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Classic Pinotage aromas of spicy mulberries, plum pudding and cherries, supported by smoky bacon nuances. Juicy and accessible with soft palate and delicious fruit concentration.
This cheerfully unwooded wine can be served with a generous slice of pizza or a barbeque, ideal for a "braai". Perfect with almost any happy casual occasion!
"Rich and polished, with dark plum, anise and black currant fruit that's liberally toasted but lively enough through the finish. Drink now. 6,000 cases imported."
"The 2010 Petit Pinotage has a simple ripe black currant and cassis-scented nose that is simple but joyful. The palate is ripe, rounded with good definition: ripe black joyful fruits with good freshness on the finish. Just add barbecue. Drink now."
The Wine Advocate
In 1993, hospitality industry veteran Ken Forrester and his wife Teresa purchased the historic Scholtzenhof estate, nestled at the base of the Helderberg in Stellenbosch. Originally established in 1689 as Zandberg, the property is one of the oldest wine farms in the Cape. Ken enlisted the help of his winemaker friend Martin Meinert in replanting and revitalizing the vineyards, with an aim to craft a white wine that could rival any in the world! And so it was that Ken Forrester Vineyards was established, with a focus on Chenin Blanc production.
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...Read More About South Africa
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.
...Read More About Pinotage
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