The Barrel Select Reserve Pinotage 2017 is one of the iconic South African wines, made at the Wildekrans estate in Hermanus. Pinotage is the famous South African red wine style – and this is one of the best examples of this dry red wine. Multi-award winning, this Pinotage was awarded 91 points by Gilbert & Gailard International – a Gold Medal, as well as a Platinum award from South Africa wine index, that awarded this wine 100 points.
This beautiful Pinotage has full, rich dark fruit, complex nose. Enjoy the intense blackcurrant, dark fruit and plum flavours alonside the delightful hints of dark chocolate. Toasty oak, generous but already well integrated tannins, and light spice add really nice complexity. Lingering, delicious fruity finish.
Wildekrans Wine Estate is a picturesque 1,000 hectare estate tucked away in the beautiful Botrivier Valley. What is now an estate that produces international award-winning wines, Wildekrans was originally established as a mixed farming operation. It was soon realised that the cool terroir of this picturesque farm in the Botrivier Valley, had all the key components to produce grapes of the highest quality expressions. The Wildekrans winemaking philosophy is based on the premise that great wines begin in the vineyard. Consequently, infinite care is taken to match varietals to suitable soil types. The vines are thereafter nurtured to produce low yielding crops of pronounced structure and fruit intensity. The estate is planted to around 70 hectares of red and white varietals with future plantings set to enrich and balance the portfolio.