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Franschhoek Cellar Stone Bridge Pinotage

Franschhoek Cellar Stone Bridge Pinotage

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Franschhoek Cellar Stone Bridge Pinotage: Discover South Africa's Signature Grape

Introduction

South Africa's unique grape variety, Pinotage, holds a special place in the hearts of wine lovers worldwide. Franschhoek Cellar Stone Bridge Pinotage offers a delightful introduction to this captivating wine, showcasing its signature flavours and highlighting the beauty of the Franschhoek region. Let's delve into its tasting notes and explore the ideal food pairings for an unforgettable experience.

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Franschhoek Cellar Stone Bridge Pinotage displays a vibrant ruby-red hue with a touch of purple at the rim.
  • Nose: Bursting with aromas of ripe black cherry, plums, and a hint of raspberry, followed by delicate notes of clove and vanilla from gentle oak ageing.
  • Palate: On the palate, the wine delivers juicy dark fruit flavours, balanced by pleasant acidity and supple tannins. Expect hints of spice, tobacco, and a subtle earthiness that adds complexity. The finish is smooth and satisfying.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Pinotage's bold character and medium body make it a fantastic food pairing partner. Try these suggestions:

  • Grilled & Roasted Meats: Perfect with lamb chops, a classic South African braai (BBQ), or a hearty beef stew.
  • Rich Flavours: Enjoy with flavourful dishes like venison sausages with berry sauce, Bobotie (a spiced mince dish), or a mushroom risotto.
  • Mature Cheeses: Pair with aged cheddar, a smoky Gouda, or a creamy blue cheese.
  • Chocolate: For a decadent treat, try it with dark chocolate or a brownie with berry compote.

About Franschhoek Cellar Stone Bridge Pinotage

Hailing from the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, renowned for its premium wines, this Pinotage proudly pays homage to the historic Jan Joubert's Gat stone bridge – South Africa's oldest still in use.  The wine's character exemplifies the best of South African Pinotage, demonstrating its versatility and deliciousness.

 

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