Lively Grove Pinotage, 2011
Dubbed the “Red Gold,” by the Masters of Wine, the Pinotage is known for its exceptional taste and fruit-driven complexity. Indigenous to the Western Cape region, this up-and-comer is backed with delicious cherry and plum flavors and barreled in oak giving it that toasty cedar and vanilla aroma you’re bound to love.
This is the story uniquely South African grape the Pintoage. The Pintoage is a hybrid varietal created in 1920 at Stellenbosch University. It is a cross between a Pinot Noir and Cinsault (aka Hermitage). Ours is truly a craft of love and the flagship of our portfolio. Drinking the Pinotage, you will get Pinot Nior to the nose with a rich, smooth earthy finish of mushroom, licorice and the terrior of South Africa. You can taste South Africa and the rugged, natural flavor is truly special.
Composition: 100% Pinotage
Appellation: Wine of origin – Stellenbosch, South Africa
Harvest Date: Mid-March 2011
Tasting Notes: This fruit-driven Pinotage is alive with delicious cherry and vibrant ripe plum flavors. Hints of fragrant minerality and muted oaky tones all contribute to this wine’s complexity.
Technical Specifications: TA 6g/L | Alc 14.3% | VA 0.55g/L | RS 2g/L
Vinification: Grapes were cold soaked for 48 hours and inoculated with selected yeast strains for alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation was done on French oak and then taken to older French barrels and matured there for 18 months.