Barista Pinotage 2011

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An unconventional, plump Pinotage bursting with coffee notes that is exceptionally good with desserts or sipping on its own.

Winemaker: Bertus Fourie, who is nicknamed “Starbucks” for the advances he has made within the curious genre of ‘coffee pinotage’. He developed the Barista label in conjunction with Vinimark The Wine Company, South Africa’s largest independent wine wholesaler.

Winemaking: The process is kept secret, but Fourie will divulge that part of the technique involves “different oak regimens and different toasting grades along with specific yeast string”. The grapes were sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards.

Tasting Notes: Dark ruby-red in colour with energetic aromas of smoky coffee bean and black cherry. Intense cherry joined meaty elements whilst velvety tannins progressed to rich notes of coffee, chocolate and smoky traces in the lengthy finish.

100% Pinotage
Western Cape
South Africa
Produced by Val de Vie
14% Alcohol
$13 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2015

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