21 Gables Pinotage 2017

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, blackberry, allspice and dark chocolate lead to a generous palate with smooth, dense fruit and velvety tannins. The wine leaves an impression of poise, balance and length worthy of ageing.

R 1,920.00
6 Bottle CaseSingle Bottle 750ml

AWARDS

AWARDS

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2021, Grand Gold Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2021, Silver (90)
John Platter Wine Guide 2020, 4.5 stars
Tim Atkin Annual South African Report 2020, 92 points
Veritas Wine Awards 2020, Silver

SERVE WITH

SERVE WITH

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

WINEMAKING

SPECIFICATIONS

WINEMAKER
Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN
Stellenbosch

TERROIR / SOIL
Decomposed granite

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
The 2017 growing season started with below average rainfall in Stellenbosch. Although the average temperatures remained ideal for spring and early summer, the lower water levels in the soils resulted in small berries with concentrated acidity and tannin. Dryland vineyards overlooking False Bay on the southern side of Stellenbosch yielded the fruit for this unique wine.

WINEMAKING
Grapes were harvested by hand, destemmed and individually sorted; raisins, pink and large berries were removed. Partial (15%) natural fermentation took place in stainless steel; the balance was inoculated with specific yeast strains. Free-run wine was drained to a combination of 70% first and 30% second fill French-, American- and Hungarian-oak barrels, and 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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