20 May 2015
Abraham and the Heretics
Just launched is Abraham and the Heretics, a new Pinotage created by Richard Kelley MW for importer Dreyfus Ashby intended for independent stores where it should retail at under £10.
Abraham is A I Perold, creator of Pinotage and the front represents him addressing a group of Pinotage sceptics while the back label quotes Helen Keller “The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next”.
I tasted the first vintage, 2013 and found a most approachable and drinkable wine with soft ripe juicy fruits, feels light bodied although has 14% abv.
Richard (above) says “Abraham and the Heretics is something of a tongue-in-cheek challenge to Pinotage non-believers to accept the variety into their vinous lives”.