Concours Mondial 2020 Medalists

Cape of Good Hope Basson Pinotage 2017 Swartland

The Basson family of Nooitgedacht farms the bush vine Pinotage themselves in the granite soils of the Paardeberg. Natural low yields and no irrigation. Barrel-aged in 2nd and 3rd fill 225l barrels for 12-14 months. Bottle-aged for 2 years. Appealing black fruit compote aromas, rich with berries and spice. Succulent and ripe in the mouth with raspberry and black cherry. Aroma of nutty creamy oak is well-integrated. Supple and yet textured, refined and rounded with a long, rewarding finish.

Food pairing:
Baked or grilled red meats, ground game, full flavour sauces.

About the winery:
The history of L'Ormarins in Franschhoek dates back to 1694 when Huguenot Jean Roi planted 4000 vines beneath the jagged peaks of the Groot Drakenstein Mountains. Current owner is wine connoisseur Anthonij Rupert. The Cape of Good Hope Wines are made from some of the oldest South African vines, planted in the prime regions of Darling, Swartland and Elandskloof. Unique terroirs which give elegant and refined wines.

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