30 September 2022

WoTM - 2020 False Bay Pinotage The Last of the First

My Wine of The Month for September is 2020 False Bay Pinotage The Last of the First Schapenberg Single Vineyard (W.O. Stellenbosch)

This was light bodied with a pale colour, maybe trying to channel its Pinot parentage - or perhaps Cinsaut. 

We were split on this, one of liked it but not me… I found it had the same strange taste that I got in other False Bay Pinotages, a combination of dustiness and violets.

The back label implies this is made from the last block of the first commercial plantings of Pinotage, which would make the world's oldest Pinotage. But it ain't so; I reckon this is a new vineyard.

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