Ashbourne - Pinotage
This benchmark wine has redefined South Africa’s own red grape variety, Pinotage, with its classic, refined styling and unique complex character.
This is a wine unlike anything else, intense, rich and savoury with a beautiful underlying minerality.
2016 was another unusually early and short harvest – almost exactly the same timing as 2015. But as is wonderfully the case with nature, the character of the 2016’s is surprisingly different to the 2015’s. For the winelands in general, the story was of excessive heat and extreme dryness. But this was not the case for our appellation, the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Close proximity to the cool South Atlantic kept the maximum temperatures in line and we also benefitted from timely rain from the southeast, which seldom reaches the warmer inland areas.
750ml Bottle Size