01 August 2016
WoTM -- Ayama Pinotage 2013
My Wine of the Month for July 2016 is Ayama Pinotage 2013, from their vineyards in Voor Paaardederg.
Berries – especially red cherries – were very much to the fore on opening, with a light sweet cherry thread to the front on the palate. It treads lightly on its 14.5% abv with a bright clean fresh fruit finish.
I’ve not come across this label before. Ayama's first bottling was in 2006 and this wine was a Winner in the 2015 ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Competition.