Fairview Pinotage 2002
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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Today, some three decades later, grandson Charles Back II has brought Fairview wines to world markets. One of South Africa's pre-eminent vintners, he has earned Fairview (and its ancillary brands Spice Route, Goats Do Roam and Agostinelli) a reputation for consistent quality across a range of innovative styles, using both classic and unusual varieties. And he has helped pioneer a modern culture of wine growing in South Africa that embraces typicity of terroir, unrestricted by "estate" appellation, by both developing his own vineyards to their full potential and seeking out new viticultural sites to grow fruit for wines to please popular tastes and discerning palates. Charles Back's philosophy is that wine is an integral and joyful part of everyday life.