False Bay ‘Bush Vine’ Pinotage, Coastal Region, South Africa 2019



Amazingly, at this price point, the grapes for False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage stem from a single vineyard of unirrigated bush vines in Stellenbosch. The attraction to this mature (planted in 1996), coastal, bush vine vineyard was the cooler temperatures and small, naturally balanced and concentrated berries. The grapes are hand harvested, fermented spontaneously with wild yeast and then raised in large wooden casks.

In the words of the producer “False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage is not from irrigated, over cropped vines shackled to wires in horrifically hot and stressed out vineyards. The wine is from coastal, dry-farmed bush vines which have had time to adapt and find their happy place”

Plummy aromas are accompanied with a faint hit of barbecued meat. The palate is full and rich with slightly rustic yet moreish tannins and an impressively long finish.

Perfect with a pork belly dish or barbecued meats, boerwurst, game or good old fashioned sausage and mash.

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