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The Bernard Series Bush Vine Pinotage 2018 - Bellingham

The Bernard Series Bush Vine Pinotage 2018 - Bellingham

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The color of this Bush Vine Pinotage is intense ruby ​​with purple reflections on the edge. On the nose, notes of black cherry, ripe mulberry and raspberry.
On the palate the fruity aromas combine with notes of plum compote, smoked meat and savory hints of truffles. Long and persistent finish, well integrated with the wood and spicy notes.
Already mature, the wine will develop a tasty richness and softness with aging in the bottle for a further 10 years.
Pair with: A sumptuous wine that pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes including game, duck, lamb and beef.
Serving temperature: 18° C
Alcohol content: 14%
Cap: cork


Wine of Origin South Africa.

In the vineyard

The 2018 vintage was one of the driest in living memory, but despite the challenge posed by climatic conditions, the 43-year-old vineyards showed their worth and proved to be very resistant to drought, even more than expected. The wines produced far exceeded quality expectations and have proven to be one of the best vintages of this century.
The grapes used to make this Pinotage come from a block of 43-year-old vines, grown as saplings. The vines grow in granitic soils with a quantitatively limited yield. The grapes are harvested by hand at optimal ripeness.

In the cellar

The best bunches are carefully selected: a first selection in the vineyard is followed by a second selection of the best grapes before a final selection in the cellar. Fermented in open French oak barrels with daily punching down. After malolactic fermentation in barrique, 50% of the wine is matured in French oak barrels, 50% new and 50% second use for 18 months.


Robert Parker: 90;
James Suckling: 92;
Tim Atkin: 93;
Diner's Platter: 91.

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