Radford Dale “Frankenstein” Pinotage 2014
Internationally acclaimed Pinotage that’s true to its Pinot Noir parentage. Selected as one of the top 5 pinotages, this wine has even fooled the experts!
“Frankenstein” was the talented Doctor in Mary Shelley’s famous novel, and not the monster. Pinotage itself is a “created” entity (a cross of Cinsault and Pinot Noir), often misunderstood and mistreated, this particular wine was named in honour of the Frankenstein story. Alex is serious about Pinot Noir, and premium quality. Burgundy trained, his personal cellar is ram-packed with the finest French examples. Believing there was more to Pinotage than was being realised, he sought to coax the gentle/elegant nature of its parentage to the forefront by treating the elaboration (wine making) of his Pinotage more like Pinot Noir. A small batch of 40 year old bush vines were identified and selected especially for this project. The vines themselves rooted deep into rare clay-rich soil which imparts a wonderful sense of terroir. You’ll find a true expression of the grapes uniqueness here, without any of the harsh banana or burnt rubber that so often joins the flavour profiles of Pinotages.
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