International Pinotage Day 2020
Over the past six years since the first International Pinotage Day, interest in and excitement around the occasion has grown immensely. Every year, the second Saturday in October is always a highlight on the calendar as wine lovers around the globe celebrate South Africa’s national variety.
This year, 10th October 2020 is International Pinotage Day. Events and promotions are planned all over the world. #PinotageMonth and #PinotageDay
Seckford Agencies, long-time specialists in providing the UK trade with premium South African wines, have a comprehensive range to choose from:
Darling Cellars 2018 Chocoholic Pinotage
A vibrant display of a wide range of fruit and flavours that includes Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla, red plum and butterscotch. Just to name a few…. The flavours follow through on the palate with an amazing structure and smooth supple tannins. This wine is perfectly balanced and well put together. This wine will tickle your taste buds and will be an amazing journey for all to experience the unique Darling terroir in a glass.
RRP £11.25 – IWSC: Gold
Darling Cellars 2017 Old Blocks Pinotage
This wine is very expressive and complex on the nose with flavours of red berries, black cherries, vanilla, butterscotch, red plums, coffee and nuances of strawberries. On the palate the flavours follow through with good structure and silky tannins. A really balanced wine with elegance and a lengthy aftertaste. RRP £9.95
Lemberg 2016 Spencer Pinotage
From alluvial soils over the clay base that Pinotage seems to like so much, this is a fresh, savoury, nicely delineated red with understated vanilla spice, refreshing acidity and mulberry and wild strawberry fruit. A refined rather than blockbuster style. RRP £20.75 – Tim Atkin MW: 91 pts
Kaapzicht 2017 Steytler Pinotage
Sweet spice, freshly picked red plums, black cherries and cola are supported by aromatic toasted coconut and milk chocolate from the youthful oak. 15 years’ maturation should greatly reward with complexity and elegance. French oak barrels for 24 months, Danie Steytler Jr. suggests ideal with BBQ meat from the Braai (follow his 2020 Braai challenge Insta: @daniesteytler)
RRP £49.60 – IWSC: Silver, Veritas: Silver Outstanding
Kaapzicht 2018 Pinotage
Dark deep depth of black plum with an opulent, slightly reductive nose of black cherry, mulberry and stewed plum. The oak is very subtle and integrated playing to the strengths of the fruit purity and precision emphasising the wines wild edge. Texturally there is impressive focus, balanced finesse and a classy, cool, elegant mouthfeel punctuated with soft supple black fruits and oak spice. This is an impressive expression of this uniquely South African variety.
RRP £18.50 – Tim Atkin MW: 91 pts
Kanonkop 2017 Pinotage
Bright ruby-red hues. A textbook Stellenbosch Pinotage with aromatic and spicy aromas of mulberry, raspberry and cinnamon. Muscular, well integrated tannins add great structure. Flavours of bramble, violets, plums and black berries are balanced by scented new oak. An elegant wine with savoury notes on the lengthy finish, and a lifting underlying freshness. RRP £30.00 – Tim Atkin MW: 94 pts, Vinous: 91 pts
Kanonkop 2018 Kadette Pinotage
Intense purple hues with lively aromas of fresh plums, mulberries and allspice, followed by a meaty undertone. The palate displays an inherent earthy touch, with flavours of crimson beetroot and maraschino cherries. Coherent balance between the fruit and the fresh acidity, with muscular support from the tightly woven tannin structure.
Kanonkop 2019 Kadette Rosé Pinotage
A full bodied, dry style of rosé with a delicate coral pink colour. The nose displays fresh and bright aromas of strawberry, pomegranate and watermelon, and a touch of cinnamon spice. A lovely, weighted mouthfeel is further complemented by juicy summer berry flavours, and lingering notes of raspberry purée on the finish. The succulent fruit and refreshing acidity make this wine perfect to enjoy as an aperitif. RRP £12.15