Arendsig “Inspirational Batch 8” Pinotage 2018
A FONKY N FUN Pinotage (crossing of Cinsault x Pinot Noir) from Robertson, South Africa. Pinotage is South Africa’s signature variety, but has struggled with a bad reputation for many years. Quality of these wines varies dramatically, but we’ve tried a TON so you don’t have to! “Inspirational Batch 8” is one of the best that we’ve tasted. Grapes come from a single vineyard on well-draining rocky shale. Made with minimal interference, natural yeast, and neutral aging. This wine is WILD, with red cherry, pronounced minerality, and grippy tannins.