BELLINGHAM – Bush Vine Pinotage 2017 (1x75cl)
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BELLINGHAM – Bush Vine Pinotage 2017 (1x75cl)

HK$375.00

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Colour

Red

Country

South Africa

Pack Size

1x75cl

Vintage

2017

Wine Type

Region

Western Cape

Description

The Bernard Series was named after Bernard Podlashuk,
visionary co-founder of the Bellingham brand and maverick
winemaker. Never quite satisfied to be just ordinary, he is
recognised for his daring vision, sheer audacity and unabated
drive that helped place South African wine on the map. The
legend of his tenacity and innovative flair lives on through the
Bernard series, Bellingham’s premium range of hand-crafted
wines.
Variety: 100% Pinotage
Origin: Coastal Region (Stellenbosch)
In the Vineyard: The grapes used to make this Pinotage come
from a prized 43 year-old bush vine block, where the vines
grow in weathered granite soils with small yields. Very precise
shoot thinning and green harvesting is performed to maintain
the best quality and balance. Grapes are hand-picked at
optimal ripeness.
In the Cellar: The best bunches were individually selected in
the vineyard followed by a second berry selection and sorting
at the cellar. Fermented in open French oak barrels with daily
punch-downs. After malolactic fermentation in barrels, 50%
of the wine was matured in new French oak and 50% in
second fill barrels for a period of 12 months.
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby with tints of purple on the rim.
Liberal black cherry, ripe mulberry and raspberry confit
aromas are followed by plum pudding, smoked meat flavours
and savoury hints of truffle, as well as good spice oak
integration on the long, succulent finish. Drinking well
already, it promises to develop savoury richness, secondary
intrigue and definitive smoothness with up to 10 years bottle
maturation. A sumptuous wine that is tremendously versatile
with a variety of gastronomy including venison, duck, lamb
and beef dishes