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Southern Right Pinotage

The Experience

Drink When...
Down South
Listen To...
Back Down South by Kings of Leon
Think About...
Look - whale!
Drink With...
Biltong

The Oddbins Take

This wine has a very strong sense of place, which shines through when you drink it. Firstly, Pinotage is a classic flag-bearing wine for South Africa and, secondly, it is named after the majestic Southern Right Whale, that lives exclusively in the southern oceans. Basically if this was a game of Guess Who, this would be a pretty easy guess. And, with such a strong identity, what does it taste like? Soft, supple, gamey, with a firm, balanced structure and drenched in ripe berry flavours: the perfect Pinotage.

The Vital Statistics

Country
South Africa
Region
Walker Bay
Vintage
2013
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
2.5 g/l
14.0%
Alcohol Units
10.5

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The Style

Grape
Pinotage (94.2%), Cabernet Franc (2.2%), Cabernet Sauvignon (1.4%), Malbec (1.4%), Syrah
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Southern Right’s aim is to produce serious, age worthy Pinotage combining a distinct South African fruit and flavour with classic styling and refinement.

The grapes were grown on stony, clay-rich soil and the wine was 100% barrel-aged in French oak for 10 and a half months. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was rough-filtered only.

This is an excellent example of Pinotage, with a balanced, firm structure and developed tannins. The soft wood flavours are complimented by berry fruits on the palate.

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