Recently awarded an eye-popping score of 93/100 in a glowing Decanter tasting of 142 Pinotage wines. The first such tasting by Decanter in 22 years!
Here’s what the Decanter panel had to say about the wine: “Appealing blackberry, violet, sour cherry and savoury herbs. Lovely definition. Firm yet elegant tannins. Drink 2022-2030. 93/100”
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 were the cooler temperatures and small, naturally balanced and concentrated berries. Made by Waterkloof’s talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard. Balanced grapes are hand harvested, fermented spontaneously with wild yeast and then raised in large wooden casks (or ‘foudre’ en Francais). The resulting wine therefore, is perhaps more ‘Pino’ than ‘Tage’. No additions other than sulphur as a preservative. Grown, made and bottled in South Africa. Vegan friendly wine. False Bay – Real Wine, Coastal Vineyards, Sustainably Farmed, Hand Picked, Naturally Crafted, Wild Ferment, Cask Aged.
Perfect with pork belly dishes or barbecued meats, boerwurst, game or good, old fashioned sausage and mash.