The only one of its kind in North America, White Pinotage 2016 is a blanc de noir, a white wine made from our dark Pinotage grapes. With a beautiful rose gold hue, White Pinotage boasts notes of white stone fruits, berry and a subtle grassy herbaceous-ness. A lingering savoury minerality rounds out an elegant, dry finish.
White Pinotage’s bright acidity makes it a formidable food-worthy wine. It excels beside seafood, chicken and pork as well as moderately spicy cuisine, green salads, soft cheeses and vegetarian dishes.
The grapes used for White Pinotage were hand harvested early and pressed gently using a light champagne pressing technique. A lengthy, cool fermentation primarily in stainless steel tanks has resulted in fresh, complex aromas and flavours. Partial barrel fermentation in neutral French oak combined with lees stirring has imparted a full bodied, creamy texture and added to the complexity.