Longridge Pinotage 2013
By Christian Eedes, 30 October 2015
Is Pinotage becoming fashionable again after the wilderness years? At the very least, it’s no longer the butt of wine geek jokes (that falls to Merlot) and it’s wines like that from Longridge that show the way forward.
Fermentation occurred spontaneously and maturation lasted 20 months in a combination of first- through fourth-fill barrels. Red cherry, some floral fragrance, earth and spice on the nose while the palate is medium bodied with good freshness and fine tannins. Great bang for your buck at R123 a bottle.