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Fairview Barrel-aged Pinotage
Fairview Barrel-aged Pinotage
Fairview Barrel-aged Pinotage
Fairview Barrel-aged Pinotage

Fairview Barrel-aged Pinotage

Full-bodied with rich, spicy fruit & a hearty weight, this is a great wine for barbecues
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A wine specially blended for Waitrose by the highly skilled Charles Back, a legend in the South African wine world. From bush vines in the Paarl area, the grapes were fermented as whole berries and then matured in old French and American barrels.

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Wine at a glance

Colour glass of Red
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Medium Bodied
  • Bin no: 500709
  • Size: 75cl
  • Alc Vol: 14.00 %vol
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Closure: -
  • Grape: Pinotage
  • Region: Western Cape , South Africa
  • Special Features: Vegetarian - Vegan
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Fairview Barrel-aged Pinotage

Tasting note

Fairview has a reputation for consistent quality across a range of innovative styles, using both classic and unusual varieties.

In 2014, the owner, Charles Back received a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' from the International Wine Challenge. Pinotage is a classic South African variety and originates from a 1925 cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault (known as Hermitage in South Africa).

The 2016 harvest brought Fairview healthy, concentrated grapes to produce a top-quality wine.

Having spent ten months in 15% new French and American oak barrels, it has bright ruby red colour with cranberries, violets and plum aromas with a hint of vanilla on the palate. The elegant flavours of fresh red fruit and clove spice has a firm tannin finish.