Colour: Bright red
Nose: A charming Pinotage with dark plum, blackberry and subtle spice on the nose.
Palate: The palate of elegant tannins, ripe dark fruit and a hint of vanilla is followed by a lingering, fruity aftertaste. Enjoy this wine on its own or perfectly paired with tomato-based dishes, and spicy Portuguese or Cape Malay dishes. Drink now or within the next three years.
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinotage
Aging: Aged in a combination of American and French oak staves for eight months.
One with the zebra..Perdeberg Wines, nestled in the shadow of the Paardeberg Mountain in Paarl, adopted its name from scores of Mountain Zebras that once roamed its foothills, mistaken for wild horses by the Dutch. Perdeberg’s Classic collection of wines are made in an elegant, but fruity new world style.
History of Perdeberg Wines
TASTE THE DISTINCTION OF THE DRY LAND INFLUENCE
Situated at the foothills of the Paardeberg Mountain in Paarl, one of the finest wine-growing areas of the Cape, lies Perdeberg Cellar. The hallmark and most differentiating quality of Perdeberg wines is our predominant use of unirrigated vineyards, termed dry land vines. Overcoming difficult growing conditions, dry land vines yield small berries with concentrated flavour and colour which in turn create superior wines. The winery’s rich history dates back to 1941, when a visionary wine farmer named Jan Rossouw suggested the area’s farmers begin producing their own wine. Perdeberg adopted its distinguishing name from the scores of Cape Mountain zebras that once roamed the Paardeberg area, mistaken for wild horses by local inhabitants.
With a vineyard span of over 3000 hectares, mainly in the Paarl and Swartland regions, Perdeberg benefits from different microclimates and various soil types. The natural variation of weather, soil, drainage and altitude from vineyard to vineyard enables us to produce a wide range of wines with distinct qualities and character. In the cellar, our wines are created through the synergy of art, intuition and science to reveal the best of what has been brought in from the vineyards. We follow a wine estate inspired process including intensive vineyard management, handpicking grapes in small crates, small presses and maturing in barrels, to achieve exceptional quality.