Cape Chamonix Greywacke Pinotage 2011

Cape Chamonix Greywacke Pinotage 2011 image

This is the only Pinotage I have ever really liked. Chamonix’s winemaker Gottfried Mocke really understands what is needed with this rustic grape.

In 2007 he completely changed the way he made his Pinotage – and now uses a mix of early picked and desiccated grapes using unique vinification methods taken from the Italian Ripasso dried grape technique and Beaujolais’ carbonic maceration – followed by oak maturation (40% new oak).  Herby, wild and briary Pinotage with a soft luscious glycerol mouthfeel – this is exciting stuff.  A very popular wine with tasters on our recent wine tour to South Africa.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Price: £14 - £16
Available from: The Wine Society; Old Bridge Wine Co; Cornelius Wines, Edinburgh; Wine Raks, Aberdeen; Champany Inn shop, Linlithgow; Woodwinters, Edinburgh & Bridge of Allan; Luvians, Cupar; Lockett Bros, N Berwick