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Lovechild Pinotage 2013
WINEMAKER’S COMMENT: Created in 1925, Pinotage was born from the union on Pinot Noir and Cinsault – or rather, “the debutant from Burgundy meets the farmer from the Rhône”. At times, the less refined farmer’s qualities tend to dominate Pinotage. However, fruit from the warmer Paardeberg and Bovlei areas of Paarl achieve the sugar levels required to produce softer, more elegant, more fruit driven wine. The fruit source for this wine is a single-vineyard of dry-farmed bush vines that are 25 to 28 years old. This fruit inspired the wine. With a nose suggestive of Oregon Pinot Noir, dried red berry fruit dominates the palate, all supported by an elegant structure and mouth feel with soft balanced tannins.