2017 Meerendal Intensio, Pinotage

Region/Country: Cape Town, South Africa
Variety:Pinotage
Vintage: 2017
ALC/Vol: 14%
Quality: 
Wine of Origin
Serving Temperature: 15-18°

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Created in South Africa in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold, Pinotage is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut and is South Africa’s signature grape. Here the wine has been made partly using a similar and unique method, as used in making the famous Amarone, harvesting the grapes at optimum ripeness and letting the fruit dry out in the cellar on massive hanging nets. The result is grapes that are highly concentrated and then crushed and fermented and left to mature in French oak barrels for 15 months. Once in the bottle, you have a very powerful wine, full-bodied and full of personality. Every cellar should have a few tucked away for those special occasions, or simply when in need to treat yourself. An absolute pleasure.

WINE SNAPSHOT

Chocolate
Full Bodied
Plum
Soil

PAIRS WELL WITH

Beef
Hard Cheese
Lamb
Soft Cheese

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