Neethlingshof 1802 Collection Pinotage 2017


Characteristics:
Complex, full-bodied and perfectly balanced Pinotage from a Stellenbosch single vineyard, crafted by Pinotage dedicated and connoisseur-winemaker De Wet Viljoen. Rich, deep and bright ruby. Layer after layer of ripe, dark-fruit aromas of plum, maple and sweet tobacco backed up by spicey and herbaceous notes of cinnamon, cloves, honeybush and dried thyme. Well-integrated tannins and fine acidity. Wood ageing of 26 months in a combination of 50% new and 50% second-fill French oak. Only five of the finest barrels were selected for final bottling and a total of 1,770 bottles were
filled on 6 August 2019. Can be cellared for 20 years. 

Food pairing:
Try with baked or grilled red meat or ground game, with roasted vegetables. For the vegetarians, rich bean casseroles; pumpkin & sage baked gnocchi or grilled, stuffed & crumbed mushrooms.

About the winery:
The story about this historic estate dates 300 years back to 1692 when Willem Barend Lubbe settled on the flanks of the Bottelary hills. The property counts 273 hectares of which 163 are planted with vines. The vineyards enjoy the Atlantic sea breeze that brings refreshment every afternoon. The beautiful driveway and the towering fountain make the vineyard one of the most recognizable of the Cape. Neethlingshof aims high in protecting the biodiversity on the estate. 1802 to which this special release refers was a significant year in Neethlingshof’s history. It’s the year Charles and Maria Magdalena Marais put the finishing touches to the Neethlingshof Wine Cellar.



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