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B. Vintners Liberté Pinotage
91POINTS
16¾/20

B. Vintners Liberté Pinotage 2015

Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South AfricaB. Vintners is a collaboration between Bruwer Raats, whose family was amongst the first Dutch settlers, and his cousin Gavin. The Raats family has always been based in Stellenbosch, and this project was created to show some of the special sites and areas of Stelly - much like they saw the Swartland Independents doing - through minimal intervention. This is old vine pinotage on decomposed granite soils at altitude, and close to the ocean in Bottelary Hills. An earlier pick, wild ferment, light extraction and gentle elevate (14 months in oak, 10% new) has provided a crisp, fresh and crunchy pinotage, one that pours a medium cherry hue and is full of wild raspberries, pomegranate, herbal plum, fynbos scrub. Tannins are fine, sapid-lined and the finish is bright. Chill this expressive light red slightly for a maximum enjoyment.Tasted: 05 June 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 private wine stores Producer: B. VintnersDistributors: Lifford Wine and Spirits
Varietal: PinotageCSPC: 616771