Wine Spice Route, Pinotage, 2016
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Wine of deep dark red color.
The wine shows a juicy, full of flavor with an excellent structure, notes of ripe red fruit, fine tannins and a long finish.
Wine seduces bold flavor, which felt notes of ripe plums and raspberries, complemented by nuances of spice.
Wine is well served with red meat, veal, pork and seasoned cheeses.
Pinotage from the company Spice Route - a great elegant wine, which is made from the same kind of Pinotage. The grapes are harvested from the vineyard in the area Riboksfonteyn who is the holder of many awards. The vines are grown on the fertile "ouklife." Harvested grapes are fermented in 5-ton open tanks with pizhazhem 2 times a day. This is followed by malolactic fermentation. Extract of wine produced in American oak barrels, of which 40% - new, and 60% - 2-4 times use.
History of the Spice Route has its origins in 1997, when the successful winemaker Charles Back bought a farm called Klein Amoskil, more known for its wheat than wine. This was the first step in implementing the philosophy of "wine must reflect the terroir." In just two years the manor was a revolution - were planted new varieties of white and red grapes that had never grew in South Africa. With the help of his like-minded friends - oenologists, wine critics and just "activists" - Charles Back quickly achieved success. 2005 was marked by the acquisition of vineyards on the hills Darling region where today is grown Sauvignon Blanc.
The company name reflects the general philosophy of the manufacturer, not fearing the difficulties, and is associated with the brave sailors of the XV century, which made dangerous, but exciting journey on the Path of spices.