Bright ruby red colour. Blueberries, violets and plum aromas with hints of dark chocolate. Full bodied palate followed by plums, dark fruit flavours, subtle oak with elegant tannin structure on the finish.
The grapes were picked over a number of days to ensure perfect maturity of each block. The bunches were destalked and lightly crushed before fermentation in stainless steel tanks and open top foudres. After malolactic fermentation was completed, the wine spent ten months in 15% new French and American oak barrels, before blending and bottling.
The Dreyer family has farmed on this land since 1705. Willie, the present generation Dreyer farmer, has an intimate knowledge of dry land farming. Unirrigated bush vines battle through large, flat, grey shale stone. The roots must claw their way deep beneath the rock in search of moisture and nutrients.
Perfectly at home in Paarl, our Pinotage is harvested from both older dryland bush vines and from trellised vineyards on the Fairview farm in Paarl. The soils are mainly decomposed granite.