This was the other wine we tasted chatting in the tasting room.
While this blend is 80% Pinotage and 20% Cinsault, it’s a bit of a head scratcher as the varietal of Pinotage is a crossing of Pinot and Cinsault. Not sure why you would blend these two varietals. I’ll just copy over some of Anthony’s thoughts in a interview from 2017 when they first released this blend.
“I have always been intrigued by the idea of creating a Pinotage with a youthful, fresh, fruit purity un-tarnished by any oak influence. The Hemel-En-Aarde region produces wonderful Pinotage, but it's tighter and more taut – this is a very different expression,” he said.
I would only add that this blend was fresh, easy to drink and enjoyable. Most people in a blind tasting would simply call, “Pinotage.”
Photos of; Hamilton Russell Vineyard, another granitic soil structure from a different vineyard and a long view of the property with Anthony & Olive’s up on the hill. — 2 days ago
Such a fun wine from South Africa swartland. Light purple, plumy, tart, with a hint of granite terroir. Will def drinks again. Best when chilled. — a day ago
Light red, or serious rose - either way, an awesome wine! Well done Brash. — 15 hours ago
Väldigt smaskig pet-nat med snärtig frukt, kryddighet och rejäl klunkabilitet. — 10 days ago
Magic in a bottle. Strawberry mixed with a berry fruit shake — 17 days ago
Delicious! Rainer cherries, peaches, chalk, lime and an evolution in the mouth that is more complex than the average rose. — 5 days ago