My Wine of the Month for August is Remhoogte ‘Bush Vine’ Pinotage 2015, an estate wine from Simonsberg-Stellenbosch.
I’ve not had many Remhoogte wines but I’ve enjoyed all that I’ve encountered. The estate is on the R44 just north of Stellenbosch and as I recall you can observe zebras in the neighbouring game park from the tasting room.
Unfortunately their wines don’t appear to be available where I live and I brought this bottle home with me from my Cape visit earlier this year.
It is robed with a garnet and sweet fruit with underlying power and an oak creaminess. I can’t find any details of this wine on their irritating website but according to the back label this is hand harvested from 2 hectares of bush vines. Wild yeast fermentation is in 7000 litre open topped French oak vats and the wine aged for 18 months in French oak barriques.
Delicious and a perfect example of how classic Pinotage should be.