INTELLEGO HALAGASHA PINOTAGE

$34.00
Color:
Red
Vintage:
2019
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Swartland
Producer:
Intellego
Grape Variety:
Pinotage

Natural

Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.


Tasting Notes

Pinotage is a cross between two formidable grapes: Pinot Noir and Cinsault. Each of these varieties thrive in the right conditions and we've never found such an incredible bottling as this. It's unlike others as it's the opposite of forced dark fruits and is devoid of new oak lending itself to pure, unadulterated fruit. Pinotage is South Africa's signature grape and we've found an exemplary version that's age-worthy. Halagasha is from the Xhosa language and means aspiration or goal to finally make a great Pinotage. This comes from the Famouns vineyard site and is from vines planted in the 1970s in granite soils. Some of the fruit was fermented carbonically and the juice was left on the skins for 10 days. Aged in older, 500 liter barrels. Winemaker Jurgen Gouws is one of the natural wine leaders in the country.