The Game Reserve Pinotage 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - The Game Reserve Winemaking Team
Main Variety - Pinotage
Alcohol - 14.33 %vol
RS - 3.1 g/l
Appellation - Western Cape


Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes

A ‘proudly South African’ cultivar exhibiting aromas of ripe cherry, strawberries and plums with ripe red berry fruit and spices on the palate. This full structured and well balanced wine rewards with a juicy but elegant mouthfeel and silky soft tannins.

Blend Information

100% Pinotage

Food Suggestions

Savour with slow-cooked casseroles, fillet, pastas, robust cheeses or a good old fashioned barbeque.

In The Vineyard

Pinotage vineyards from Stellenbosch and Paarl. Vineyards produce around 6 - 9 tons per hectare.

About The Harvest

Handpicked at optimum ripeness.

In The Cellar

Fermented in open and closed fermenters with regular punch downs and pump overs to ensure upfront fruit and soft extraction. Matured in 3rd and 4th fill barrels for 10 months with a portion of the blend left unoaked.

Additional Information

Aptly named the bat eared fox (Otocyon megalotis) these fascinating little creatures have large ears which can pinpoint sounds underground with 100 % accuracy. Active during the day and night, they feed mainly on termites and live in old ant bear dens in the ground. We are actively trying to protect this unique species, indigenous to the Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy, as they are often identified by farmers as jackals and killed.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
The Game Reserve Pinotage 2016 The Game Reserve Winemaking Team Pinotage
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Pinotage 2013 Erika Obermeyer Pinotage
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Pinotage 2012 Pieter Ferreira Pinotage
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Pinotage 2010 Pieter Ferreira Pinotage


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