Our ‘Already There’ Pinotage derives its name from Liz Ogumbo’s Ft Sxeeps soundtrack, ‘Already There.’ This full-bodied elegant dark ruby red Pinotage with enticing flavours, smokiness and hints of red fruit carries a bouquet of red fruit with smoky and savoury notes.
As our way to celebrate South Africa through it’s musical collaboration from this soundtrack and its national grape, ‘Pinotage,’ this wine has been crafted by a group of South African winemakers and carries a great balance between fruit and acid, resulting in an elegant and sophisticated palate through its tamed tannins. You can pair her with almost any dish or just enjoy on her own anytime of the year. Either way, she is determined to get you ‘there.’
Scan the QR code on the wine bottle and let ‘Already There’ tantalise your taste buds traversing into your auditory senses through its melodies and rhythmic soundtrack.
Colour: Dark ruby red. Bouquet: Elegant red fruit with smoky and savoury notes. Palate: A full-bodied wine with enticing savoury flavours, smokiness and hints of red fruit. Tamed tannins, and good balance between fruit and acid, result in an elegant and sophisticated palate.
This wine can be enjoyed now, but has been structured to gain complexity with maturation over the next 5 to 8 years.
Excellent enjoyed on its own or served with poultry, game or red meat dishes. This wine also pairs really well with dark chocolate desserts and roasted pecan nuts.
In The Vineyard
The Pinotage grapes were sourced from two vineyard blocks situated in the Stellenbosch area. The one block, located at the base of the Helderberg Mountains, comprises old bush vines that grow in shallow, sandy soils with underlying clay, thus giving low vigour and low yields, resulting in very concentrated berry fruit flavours. The other block is a trellised vineyard, situated against the south-east facing slopes of the Bottelary Hills. In direct contrast to the first vineyard, this block grows in deep red, fertile, Oakleaf soils with a high clay percentage and water-holding capacity. Both blocks receive only supplementary irrigation. Other components gets sourced from selected parcels in the Western Cape.
About The Harvest
The grapes were harvested by hand at 24,5° to 25,5° Balling in February when fruit and tannins were fully ripened but the berries and skins still firm. Each vineyard block was individually vinified.
In The Cellar
After fermentation for 10 to 13 days, the wine was aged in a combination of first- and second-fill 300-litre American and French oak barrels.