(From 2013 Vintage) Dark purple in the glass. Smoky notes with intense dark fruit aromas, framed by oak spice. Fleshy dark fruit continue on the palate with firm tannins and lingering flavors of spice and dark coffee.
The home of Fairview wines is a 300ha farm on the south-west-facing slopes of Paarl Mountain, a granite rock outcrop in the heart of the Paarl wine district, viticulturally among the most historic and influential areas of the Cape winelands. Pinotage was primarily harvested from bush vines in Malmesbury and Agter-Paarl, some of which are over 25 years old. These older vineyards are dry farmed and the vines grow on deep soils. This is supplemented by fruit from an irrigated, younger, trellised vineyard at Fairview. This wine is a deep inky colour, with bold aromas of mocha and caramel. Aromas of read more...deep and fleshy fruit, with ripe plums and blackberries. Medium to full bodied, with lovely richness and sweet fruit on the finish. Tannins give lovely structure and oaking is well handled so as not to dominate the fruit. (hide)