27 September 2016
Welgemeend Sparkling Pinotage 2016
Welgemeend ‘Sparkling Symphony’ Pinotage 2016
This fun fizz is fluorescent pink and froths invitingly in the glass. It’s a 100% Pinotage, 12.5% abv, sweet with around 30g/L residual sugar and made by the ‘Technique Contemporain’.
Unfortunately the bubbles dispersed almost immediately, and to me a glass without a stream of rising bubbles isn’t a fizz.
Despite the back label describing this as a ‘classic bubbly’ Technique Contemporain is Welgemeend’s own name for carbonation.
I think this needed more pressure to retain bubbles, but it has no pretensions other than as a party wine and it looks very pretty.