Pinotage is a classic South African variety and originates from a 1925 cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault (known as Hermitage in South Africa). The Fairview Pinotage was primarily harvested from bush vines in Malmesbury and Agter-Paarl, some of which are over 25 years old. These older vineyards are dry farmed and the vines grow on deep soils. This is supplemented by fruit from an irrigated, younger, trellised vineyard at Fairview.
Made from 100% Malbec grapes from La Consulta, San Carlos, Uco Valley vineyards (Mendoza) at 1 100 metres above the sea level.
After a minucius selection in the vineyard, the grapes are fermented in a stainless less tank then they will age in American oak barriques for 6 months.
A classic intense ripe red fruits, plum, smoke and dark chocolate aromas. The palate is full bodied with some smooth tannins and gentle acidity that all carry the brambly fruit, sweet smoke and hint of meatiness. Alcohol is well balanced (13.5%) with a great long finish.
An aromatic wine with tropical fruit and candied lemon flavour. A refreshing palate with an elegant acidity and smooth finish.
Vineyard in Maipu (Mendoza) at 800 m above the sea level.
An elegant aromas of white juicy peach, stone fruit especially apricot, honeysuckle. The palate is dry with a combination of passion fruit, candied lemon with orchard fruits flavour. Good intensity with a low alcohol contain (12.5%vol), nice refreshing finish.