Saturday, July 13, 2013


Durbanville Hills Pinotage

The winemaking team at Durbanville Hills Wines took great care when they crafted the 2011 Pinotage, gently handling the grapes with the utmost tenderness. The end product, a full-bodied wine, is a fine example of how the cool-climate conditions of the Durbanville area, the unique set of rolling hills, maritime breezes and soil composition promote quality and elegance.

Sweet, ripe red berry fruit and red cherry flavours combine with a hint of vanilla on the nose that leads to a rich, fruity character in this mouth-filling wine. It goes exceptionally well with Parma ham, venison or pork fillets wrapped in bacon, moussaka and mild Gouda.

The wine was matured for 12 months in predominantly French oak. A small percentage new oak was combined with older wood and wood alternatives to prevent over-wooding and to preserve the elegance of the cool-climate fruit.

The 2011 Durbanville Hills Pinotage retails for about R75 and is available from most supermarkets and liquor outlets as well as at the cellar.