Linton Park’s legacy started in 1699 as the farm De Slange Rivier. Our original farm was named for the winding stream, Snake River or Slange Rivier which still flows down the mountain. The majestic Groenberg Mountain presides over Linton Park Wine Estate, which is minutes away from the charming and rustic town of Wellington in South Africa’s Western Cape province.
The Pinotage vines were planted in 2013 and thrive on the decomposed high mineral granite Oakleaf with sub dominant Grenrosa and Tukulu soil formations on the mountain. The block is carefully manipulated for high concentrated flavour with low yields
Cultivar : 100% Pinotage
Viticulturist: Rudolf Jansen van Vuuren
Winemaker: JG Auret
Appearance: Aroma: Taste
Full bodied deep colored new world Pinotage. Enticing dark red berry aromas on the nose follow through to a complex and deliciously layered mouth feel with well-integrated tannins. This bespoke bottle is one from a limited 5-barrel production to nurture exceptional wines.
Personal Food pairing:
The smoky nature of Pinotage loves anything barbecued, particularly if it is slathered in Barbecued Sauce. The savory meat flavor’s, along with tar, and tobacco add a further depth to this melding of wine and food.
Bold in nature, and jammed with rich tannin, Pinotage has no issues tackling the heavy meat flavors of your BBQ’d hamburger, steak, or beef ribs.
The meat you cut off of a pork roast, while fatty, just do not play well with heavy red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon or a full-bodied Merlot. Yes, the pairing will still be enjoyable, but you won’t be able to appreciate that succulent roasted flavor. That’s why we’d suggest Pinotage because it has enough grippy tannin to deal with fatty cuts of pork, all without drowning out those delicious pork flavors.