21 Gables Pinotage 2016

Honouring our farm's architectural legacy: an unrivalled 21 unique Cape Dutch gables.



A favourite of the critics, this wine achieved Gold at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2020, Double Gold at Top 100 SA Wines 2018 and 93 points from Master of Wine Tim Atkin. A wine for celebrations (or for when you’re simply in the mood for something special), this Pinotage dazzles when paired with ostrich, lamb or venison — or with a platter of robust cheeses.

TASTING NOTE
Flavours of caramelised black cherries, hints of dark spice and dark chocolate. The full palate’s smooth entry is followed by rich fruit and velvety tannins.

 

R 1,860.00
6 Bottle CaseSingle Bottle 750ml

AWARDS

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2020 - Gold
John Platter Wine Guide 2019 - 4.5 stars
Tim Atkin Annual South African Report 2019 - 91 points

SERVE WITH

Serve with mature beef, venison, lamb and ostrich dishes with berry jus or strong cheese.

WINEMAKING

WINEMAKER
Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN
Stellenbosch

TERROIR / SOIL
Decomposed granite

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
Dryland vineyards overlooking False Bay on the Southern side of Stellenbosch yielded the fruit for this unique wine. The decomposed granite soils assist with water retention as it contains a high proportion of clay.

WINEMAKING
Grapes were harvested by hand (to minimise damage to the berries) and chilled before bunch sorting. After de-stemming, the berries were hand sorted to remove raisins, pink berries and large berries. Partial natural fermentation took place in stainless steel; the balance was inoculated with a particular yeast strain. Free-run wine was drained to a combination of first and second fill French, American and Hungarian oak barrels where it matured for 20 months. Barrel selections were conducted to ensure a balanced, cool-climate Pinotage with great complexity and ageing potential.

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