Radford Dale “Frankenstein” Pinotage 2015
Inspired by the famous Mary Shelley novel, Pinotage itself is a “created” entity being a cross of Hermitage and Pinot Noir.
Inspired by the famous Mary Shelley novel, Pinotage itself is a “created” entity being a cross of Hermitage and Pinot Noir, Often misunderstood and mistreated, this particular wine was named in honour of the Frankenstein story. Alex Dale of The Winery of Good Hope is serious about Pinot Noir and premium quality. Believing there was more to Pinotage than was being realised by most, he sought to express the more gentle and elegant nature of it’s parentage by treating the wine making of his Pinotage like that of Pinot Noir.and has thus given life to the Frankenstein pinotage.
2015 was a superb harvest for the Stellenbosch region, Much less rain resulted in a slow and even ripenining of the fruit and better depth.The 100% wholeberry method used, made the palate of the wine more supple and enhanced the fruit.No new oak was used so that the purity of the wine could be showcased. Stock up! This year brings beautiful wines!
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