This South African Pinotage is a very enjoyable anytime of the day style of wine, with or without food - it is very universal.

The characteristics of this wine are very pronounced and have a great purity. The grape variety is across between pinot noir and cinsault, and seen as a South African signature varity.

This pinotage shows great complexity, dark fruits with hints of prunes, blackberries and light spice, and there is slight tannin on the finish with dried fruits lingering on the palates aftertaste.

Many of these characteristics are created with the classical method of French oak barrels, with a bottle ageing maturity on a further 14 months or so.

Rhebokskloof, Pinotage, Paarl, South Africa, 2009.