Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday Tasting (On A Wednesday): 2011 Zafrika Pinotage

2011 Zafrika Pinotage
$4.99 (Purchased at Trader Joe's)

Aroma: Berries (raspberry?)
Texture: Medium-bodied
Taste: Consistently fruity, off-dry
Finish: Lingering but not long-lasting

Pinotage is a cross between Pinot Noir and Hermitage (also known as Cinsault).

Around the neck is a label which states: Integrity ("has been certified by the WSB and the seal guarantees the trustworthiness of all information relating to origin, cultivar and vintage as stated on the label") and Sustainability ("development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs") Certified by the Wine and Spirit Board:

Production Area: WESTERN CAPE
Vintage: 2011
Application Number: 2011/12597
Code Serial Number: 6257 642344-655752
Wine & Spirit Board Certificate No.: CZ327
Sensorial Evaluation Date: 20110909
Sustainability Status: Certified

Very cool, and completely unexpected at a wine in this price range!


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