Pinotage, a varietal unique to South Africa, is the perfect red wine to raise a glass to South Africa’s heritage on 24 September, and look no further than Middelvlei’s Free-Run Pinotage 2018. Furthermore, family owned Middelvlei Wines celebrates 100 years of making fine and award-winning wines by three generations of Mombergs this year.
The Middelvlei Pinotage is made from 100% free-run juice, which is the juice that naturally drains off from a bulk of freshly crushed grapes, and ultimately results in free-run wine, which is the wine that has settled after fermentation and has been racked off. The end result is a wine of superior quality as it contains gentler tannins.
Winemaker Tinnie Momberg describes this uniquely South African varietal as a wine with complex flavours of raspberries, mulberries and elegant oak spices. The gentle tannins are perfectly balanced by the fruit weight with creamy vanilla flavours that linger on the palate. The Free-Run Pinotage 2018 is available directly from the Tasting Room at R130 per bottle, as well as select outlets nationwide.
When it comes to a food pairing look no further than enjoying the Free-Run Pinotage with a classic South African braai, or better yet Middelvlei’s Boerebraai. A unique outdoor barbecue experience where their resident braai expert prepares your chops, boerewors and chicken kebabs to perfection, as you sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of Pinotage.
For more information on their wines as well as their lineup of experiences visit http://www.middelvlei.co.za