Scions Of Sinai Atlantikas Pinotage 2020

Scions Of Sinai Atlantikas Pinotage 2020

R 150.00

ATLANTIKAS IS A LIGHT AND SEAMLESS DRY RED WITH DELICATE FRUIT, FROM 100% PINOTAGE. THE AIM IS TO HIGHLIGHT THE ROLE THAT A SILICA RICH SANDIER TOPSOIL AND CLOSE OCEANIC PROXIMITY PLAYS OUT ON PINOTAGE. EVENTHOUGH THIS VARIETIES NORMALLY MAKES FOR BIG BOLD CHUNKY RED WINES, I OBSERVED A DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE FRUIT OF THIS VINEYARD AND RE-CALIBRATED THE ‘NORMAL’ MAKING PROCESS TO A MORE LIGHTER HANDELING AND INVOLVED SEMI-CARBONIC SPONTANEOUS FERMENTS. AFTER ALL…PINOTAGE IS THE SON OF CINSAUT (PINOT NOIR HIS MOTHER) AND EVENTHOUGH PINOTAGE HAS A TOUGH SKIN (UNLIKE HIS PARENTS), I TRULY BELIEVE SOMEWHERE UNDERNEATH THAT FISADE IS A LITTLE CHIP OF THE OL’BLOCK THAT SHOULD BE REVEALED.

 

From older bushiness at 3.5km from the False Bay ocean shore, making for a maritime climate influenced Pinotage. The end result of Atlantikas is a light dry red table wine…a mere drinkable and enjoyable product of agriculture. No oak, no barrels…plain Pinotage grapes guided to bottle through spontaneous fermentations. Bottled unfiltered and unfined. 11.5% Alcohol.