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Cape Chamonix, Pinotage Greywacke

South Africa | 2016

£19.50 a bottle

The Greywacke Pinotage has a deep garnet red colour with tinges of dark violet when young. The bouquet is complex with scents recalling wild berries, spice and cherries. On the palate the wine shows full body and rich dark chocolate extract with fruit flavours balanced elegantly by tannins with a long and lingering finish that reveals a sweetness reminiscent of liquorice.

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Origin

Franschhoek is a near neighbour of Stellenbosch and as highly regarded for its defined and refined wines. Cool breezes in the hot summer months moderate growing conditions to produce ripe but balanced red and white wines. Chamonix is now one of Platter’s (“South Africa’s Parker”) regular 5 star award winners.

Producer

Cape Chamonix Wine Farm has a long history, once forming part of the historic Huguenot Estate which dates back to 1688. Now under the expertise of German-born entrepreneur Chris Hellinger, over the past two decades Chamonix has stormed onto the world stage as a well respected winery in its own right. The farm employs a number of sustainable practices, including the use of organic compost and mulch which is ploughed into the soil.

Grape Variety

100% Pinotage

Whole bunches are hand-selected on sorting tables and fermented in stainless steel vats (maceration carbonique) at 24-28° C for 10 days on the skins. Partly dried grapes are added whole for a second fermentation between 1820° C for 10 days on the skins. After malolactic fermentation the wine of about 14% alcohol is matured for 18 months in 228l French oak barrels with 30% new wood.

Food Match

Delicious with beef, game & poultry, as well as spicy foods and vegetables.

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Additional information

Grape Variety

Vintage

2016

Country of Origin

Style

Full Bodied & Rich Reds

Region

Franschhoek

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Food Pairing

Beef, Poultry, Roasted Vegetables, Spicy Food

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