2020 Cape Heights Pinotage

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2020 Cape Heights Pinotage

South African Pinotage is definitely in vogue right now as customers flock to get their hands on amazing quality wines at what are still quite remarkable low prices. The Cape Heights Pinotage is no different. If we're honest, we think this wine outperforms many significantly more expensive French counterparts which makes it a complete bargain!

Tasting Notes


Medium-bodied red


Youthful, vibrant and packed with damson and dark berry fruit.


The palate is rich and full-flavoured with a hint of black pepper and star anise.



Fruit is selected from vineyards in the Swartland, grown on rich granite and shale soils. Harvested at optimum ripeness to ensure fruit-driven notes and soft tannins, the grapes are crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at 17-22 degrees C.

Pump-over takes place twice daily to wet the cap and aerate the fermenting wine and once daily at the end of fermentation not to extract too many tannins. Wine is fermented down to 5 g/litre residual sugar and pressed before being pumped back into stainless steel tanks. This ensures soft tannins and no-over extraction of any harsh tannins. Malo-lactic fermentation follows and the wine is kept on the lees until bottling to ensure great mouthfeel.

This is a wine that will benefit from big wine glasses or a decanter and serve it at room temperature.


Year 2020
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Pinotage
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
14% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.5 units
Type Red Wine
Dietary Information Vegan and Vegetarian
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Marinated lamb, chargrilled aubergine or portobello mushrooms.
Origin Western Cape