If you want an authentic taste of native South Africa, pour yourself a glass of Pinotage. This juicy number from Flagstone Wines is one of the best on our books, packed with ripe red fruit, kept fresh and lively with a gentle tick of acidity.
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Beyond the Label
Juicy red plum and fruitcake with subtle, integrated oak
Beguiling plum character with notes of toasty vanilla
Winemaker at Flagstone Gerhard Swart isn’t the type of person to let a little drought stop him making the best wine he possibly can. In 2018, the driest Cape vintage in living memory, he set sail on a voyage of discovery to find the juiciest, ripest Pinotage. The result was a real hit red. Follow up vintages have been equally challenged by drought, until 2021 when winemakers were blessed with a cool summer and reasonable rain. Nevertheless, this red has lovely concentration of ripe fruit. But then, Gerhard has a skill at picking the grapes just at the right moment and treating them with a deft touch in the winery. This Pinotage has a lovely balance of bright plum and a lick of toasty spice. Great with grilled meats or sausage casserole.
"Very enjoyable and smooth wine, one I'll be ordering on a regular basis"
5 Star Online Review For the 2020 vintage
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