2613 Chatham Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
Southern Right Pinotage 750ML 2012
Sku: 089419183016
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Product Information
Country: South Africa
Region: Overberg
Sub-Region: Walker Bay
Grape Varietal: Pinotage
Type: Still wine
Reg. $19.99
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Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2012 Pinotage is raised in 40% new oak plus first- and second-fill wood for 12 months. It has a clean and fresh bouquet with mulberry, raspberry and a touch of cassis developing in the glass, all with fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins: quite succulent in the mouth but with very good acidity and plenty of freshness and tension on the finish. This is one of South Africa’s finest Pinotage (until you get to the succeeding vintage.) (Oct 2014)

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In 1994, Anthony Hamilton-Russell founded Southern Right Cellars as a Pinotage specialist, convinced that Pinotage has the intrinsic qualities to produce truly world-class wine with a distinct South African expression and typicity. As an early ripening grape, it is Anthony’s belief that Pinotage will perform best in cooler, maritime areas, where a longer, slower ripening season will afford fully developed tannins and a greater fruit complexity.

In partnership with winemaker Kevin Grant, the team initiated plantings on four carefully chosen, clay rich sites in the cool, maritime Walker bay appellation. Following in-depth soil research on Hamilton-Russell vineyards, Anthony and Kevin were able to discern that the most site-expressive and complex wines will be produced off of the stony, clay-rich Bokkeveld shale soils in the area. In 1998, a 113 hectare farm in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, was purchased as a central home for the Southern Right Cellar.

The first Southern Right Pinotage and Sauvignon Blanc were released in 1995. Plans over the long term are to produce up to 10,000 cases each of Pinotage and Sauvignon Blanc. The focus of Southern Right Cellars will always be to achieve the highest possible degree of quality, individuality and site expression.