Pinotage Fleur du Cap
Ref : 407096
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 11.27 € / liter
1 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level Peut être conservé
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- White meat
- Soft cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Its garnet color introduces a nose of red fruits and licorice. The palate is savory with velvety and balanced tannins.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
South-African grape variety, the pinotage was created in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold by crossing cinsault with pinot noir. Produced at 95% in South Africa, this grape variety is definitively the country’s signature but can also be found in New-Zealand, U.S., Zimbabwe, Brazil, Canada and Israël.
Domain and appellation
Fleur du Cap
Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cape Floral Kingdom offers a lush landscape to the region's different vineyards. The Bergkelder Selection let the wine express the South African terroir with pinotage for signature.
- Terroir: The vineyards lay on a shale and granite soil with a good water retention. The South-east slopes orientation protects the vines from the evening sun. The climate is rather mild with a breeze coming from the Atlantic ocean.
- Viticulture: The grapes are issues from the region’s best terroirs with vines that are 14 to 17 years old.
- Vinification: After being crushed, the grapes must goes through a 5 days cold soaking. The 25°C fermentation contributes to give the wine fruit-driven aromas. The tannins are enhanced by the use of the pumpover method. The wine ages for 12 months in French and Amercian oak barrels.
- Pinotage : 100%