28 February 2018

WoTM - Bellevue Estate P K Morkel Pinotage 2010

My Wine of the Month for February is Bellevue Estate P K Morkel Pinotage 2010.

After spending a month in the Cape wine lands and drinking excellent Pinotage everyday to choose just one was a difficult choice.

But most of the time wines were the most recently released vintage and while enjoyable, and in many cases immensely enjoyable, they would be even better with a few more year’s bottle age.

This wine, currently on sale in Bellevue’s tasting room at R225, is at its peak eight years after vintage.

It’s just bursting with voluptuous fruit and has a gorgeous big spiciness with soft tannins on the finish. It was a really enjoyable and memorable wine.

This Pinotage honours Pieter Krige (P K) Morkel, a famous Springbok rugby player, who converted his farm to a wine estate. In 1953 he went out to buy Gamay vines and came back with the new Pinotage variety.

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