03 August 2007

Zonnebloem Release Matured Pinotage

Unless you store them yourself, mature Pinotages are hard to find. However there is good news if you are in South Africa.

Zonnebloem have announced that they are releasing a limited amount of 10 year old Pinotage.
They have been retained for optimal maturation after the initial release of the Zonnebloem Pinotage 1997. They say this is now at its peak in terms of quality and maturity - "Made in a fruitier style, the Zonnebloem Pinotage 1997 is deep ruby red in colour with ample strawberry flavours and well-integrated wood and tannin structure. "

Zonnebloem Pinotage 1997 is available exclusively from Makro at around R54.90 which seems a remarkably reasonable price for a 10 year old wine. Based on my recent experiences, I'd try one bottle first before splashing out on a case.

Zonnebloems website at http://www.zonnebloem.co.za/ (beware, this is a tediously slow to load flash site)

(news and image courtesy of http://www.wine.co.za/)


  1. Anonymous09:36

    hey pete

    thanks for the tip!!

    will go grab a bottle or two and let you know what its like!!


  2. Anonymous03:00

    Fantastic news - though I lament that none of this wine will likely make it to Vintages. I pray that I may be wrong, however.

    Zonnebloem was my very first Pinotage, and it was the producer that got me fascinated with the grape.

  3. Anonymous14:33

    Anybody out there interested in a 1.5 L bottle of Zonnebloem Pinotage 1997.....R ?