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!
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.
|14% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle
|Vegan and Vegetarian
Marinated lamb, chargrilled aubergine or portobello mushrooms.