Abraham and the Heretics Pinotage 2018Regular price £11.00
If you have clicked this far, you may be on the I love Pinotage side of the fence. It's a polarising varietal indeed, but this is a wicked example. A vibrant purple colour and packed with lively blackberry, black plum and sweet black cherry fruit aromas. There’s spice and smoke as you would expect on the finish with well integrated tannins to chew on.
Once infamously described by one winemaker in the Cape as ‘The bastard son of Pinot Noir’, let’s face it, Pinotage rarely gets a good press – even within a nation that somewhat naively considers it South Africa’s ‘signature’ variety.
One can imagine the brief given to Abraham Izak Perold who perfected the crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault in 1924: ‘Professor, we want you to create a uniquely South African grape variety that has all the nobility of Pinot Noir but the high-yielding potential of Cinsault’. Pinotage is what they got. Abraham and the Heretics is something of a tongue-in-cheek challenge to those non-believers to accept the variety into their vinous lives.
Savoury Earthy Reds
|Region||Western Cape, Stellenbosch|
|Producer||The South African Legend Series