Pinotage Breedekloof 2018 – Olifantsberg
A pure expression of lovely cherry, wild strawberry and ripe raspberry aromas, with some great spicy and leather notes from the 10 month ageing in Frenck oak barrels. Refined tannins on the palate, bright and juicy.
Did you know: Pinotage is South Africa’s signature grape variety. It is a crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut, was first bred by scientist Abraham Perold in 1925. The name Pinotage derives from its two parents, as Cinsaut was then known in South Africa as Hermitage.
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Olifantsberg is passionate about producing authentic wines with a true sense of place, which reflect the unique location of their vineyard. The focus is on sustainable farming and winemaking practices, resulting in limited intervention in the both the vineyard and cellar. The team are fully committed to understanding their terroir and managing their natural resources through conservation, which adds to the singularity of their wines. The unique terroir with its combination of Breede-shale, Renosterveld and sandstone soils, constant winds and elevation, produces concentrated fruit that results in elegant, fresh and age-worthy wines.