Angus Paul Transient Lands Pinotage 2021

I’m quite possibly the very last person in the world to taste this wine... took my dear Polish friends acquiring them in Poland to get me to finally try this SA wine. How’s that for influential!

The Wine:

The deep colour was a little worrying...but I need not have feared, this is the style of Pinotage I enjoy. Pronounced mulberries, black wine gums, red and black cherries, cinnamon chewing gum, light soy, coffee grinds, pepper and a touch of smoke.

Over a few hours this started to take on Pinot Noir characteristics where only the lower acidity and slightly fuller body with more oomph halted any true confusion with its lighter parent grapes. Lovely powdery pomegranate seed tannins give texture and grip, and the darker berries, spices, and smokiness linger for a satisfying length of time.


Vini + Viti:

The grapes, sourced from 3 different Stellenbosch plots, were chilled overnight - 35% left as whole bunches, with the rest destemmed. Endearing foot treading with a little SO2 added at crushing. Post fermentation maceration to reinforce the tannins, and then pressed into old barrels for 10 months without racking.


Final thoughts: 

I am most amused by how so many of my insta friends from other countries now influence the South African wines that I choose to purchase. This can only be  good news for SA wines - as it shows how widely the wines are being distributed and how far SA has come. 

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