Characteristic smoky earth notes intact, this an accessible, lighter styled Pinotage.
Winery: M.A.N. Family Wines [formerly M.A.N. Vintners] was founded in 2001 by José Conde and brothers Tyrrel and Philip Myburgh in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. M.A.N. is an acronym representing the first letter of each of their wive’s names. Beginning with 300 cases produced in a tractor shed, they have advanced to producing over 175,000 cases of wine per year and exporting to 25 countries. The winery consists of 30 farmers that are also shareholders in the company.
Philosophy: Using modern techniques with traditional elegance, they strive to produce “daily wines for wine geeks”, wines “that offer bang for your buck”.
Winemaking: All of the vineyards and growers are certified sustainable and socially responsible, nearly 80% of the vineyards are un-irrigated, and 52% are un-trellised “bush vines”. “Bosstok” actually refers to these bush vines, the “bosstok Pinotage vineyards grow close to the ground, producing lower yields of concentrated, flavourful grapes”. 25% of the wine was aged in American oak barrels [20% new].
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with aromas of black cherry, crushed black peppercorn and wisps of smoky campfire. Cherry, blackberry and earth notes wrapped around soft tannins, whilst subtle toasted oak and smoky earth comprised the velvety finish.
86% Pinotage, 14% Shiraz
Produced by M.A.N. Vintners
Enjoy now thru 2017
Rated 87 points by Wine Spectator