Franschhoek Cellars - Stone Bridge Pinotage
Built in 1825, the scenic Franschhoek mountain pass boasts the oldest stone bridge still in use in South Africa. Our own unique variety, Pinotage, is a fitting tribute to this historic landmark.
This fruit-driven Pinotage, which offers “a good, juicy glass of wine, was handled very gently in the cellar to preserve its generous aromas of black cherries, clove and raspberry jam. A smooth and juicy palate, redolent with ripe mulberries, and glimmers of tobacco and spice from gentle oaking, is followed by an appealingly savoury finish.
The vineyards were planted on varied soil types that lend specific nuances and characters to each block of grapes, contributing to the complexity of the wine.
Gentle maceration to extract only refined and silky tannins and optimal colour was followed by French oak maturation for 8 to 12 months, to help smooth out the wine and allow seamless integration.
Serve with roast lamb, gammon steaks or spicy sausages.